When Zach Parker faces John Ryder at The O2 on Saturday, November 26, live on BT Sport, the fight has the potential to be an exciting domestic showdown. At stake is the WBO Interim super middleweight world championship.

The super middleweight destroyer from Derby, Parker, was supposed to fight Demetrius Andrade for the Interim title. However, Andrade withdrew from the competition, and now the fight for the title will take place between Parker and North Londoner Ryder. Parker has previously expressed a keen willingness to fight Ryder in what would be a major all-British confrontation.

Since teaming up with Frank Warren and Queensberry, Parker (22-0, 16 KOs) has blasted out everything before him. He has scored savage knockout victories over Vaughn Alexander, Sherzod Khusanov, and Marcus Morrison, three fighters who had not previously been stopped.

Now the 28-year-old will face the Islington “Gorilla” in Ryder (31-5, 17), who has been in a formidable run of form at super middleweight. Ryder defeated Daniel Jacobs in his most recent bout, which took place in February, and many observers felt that he edged out Callum Smith in a world title challenge that took place in November 2019.

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A dynamite bill will be held at the venue in Greenwich, and it will include the maiden defense of the WBC Silver championship by the undefeated middleweight star Hamzah Sheeraz (16-0, 12KO). Hamzah Sheeraz won the crown in his second fight at 160 pounds against Francisco Emanuel Torres in July.

The unbeaten super lightweight puncher from Dublin, Pierce O’Leary (10-0, 6KO), will be making his second bout under the Queensberry brand and will be challenging for the vacant WBC International championship.

The evening also includes two exciting title fights, each featuring a top-tier Queensberry fighter who is making a huge advancement in their career.

Joe Ham, from Glasgow, and Dennis “The Menace” McCann, from Maidstone, will battle for the vacant Commonwealth super bantamweight title. McCann has a record of 13-0 with 7 knockouts (17-3, 6KO). Southpaw McCann, 21, has won the WBO Youth super bantamweight title as well as the WBC International Silver featherweight title in his last two fights. Both titles were earned by him in the WBC International Silver division.

Sam Noakes, who is recovering from a hand injury, will defend his WBC International lightweight title for the second time against the unbeaten Scot Calvin McCord, who also has two knockout victories to his name. Noakes’ goal is to make it a perfect 10, with 10 fights and 10 knockout victories.

According to the promoter Frank Warren, “We have got a cracking show lined up for The O2, headlined by what should be an absolute stormer between our man Zach Parker and the highly respected John Ryder for the WBO Interim world title at super middleweight.” The fight is for the WBO Interim world title at super middleweight.

“We were expecting Zach to face up against Demetrius Andrade, but with Andrade pulling out for the second time, it now gives us a greater domestic showdown versus the no. 2 contender, Ryder. The victor will become the mandatory challenger in the event that Canelo Alvarez is required to return to action at super middleweight or decides to give up his belts.

“In my book, future world champions Hamzah Sheeraz and Pierce O’Leary will be in major fights, while our top young prospects Dennis McCann and Sam Noakes are again in championship action against extremely competitive opponents who will offer them their toughest tests to yet.”

Brick Lane welterweight Khalid Ali will be competing over four rounds, while Bexley welterweight Micky Burke jr. (7-0, 3KO) and London super lightweight Sonny Liston Ali (4-0) will be competing over six rounds.

Tickets for the fight between Zach Parker and John Ryder for the WBO Interim Super-Middleweight Championship will be held at The O2 on Saturday, November 26, and will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at noon on Wednesday, October 26 via axs.com.

Fans are strongly encouraged to sign up for the Ticket Alerts service at frankwarren.com in order to obtain the direct ticket link when it becomes available.

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