Determined Ryan eager to reclaim European title

Title tilt: Sheffield boxer Ryan Rhodes, right, wants to regain his European belt in 2012.             Picture: trevor price
Title tilt: Sheffield boxer Ryan Rhodes, right, wants to regain his European belt in 2012. Picture: trevor price
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RYAN RHODES wants back what he believes is rightfully his.

The 35-year-old puncher was stripped of his European title without fighting and he told The Star, after outpointing Siarhei Khomitski 79-74 at the Magna Centre on Saturday, that it’s what he has his immediate sights on.

He said: “I’m going to get back into training and enjoy Christmas with my family and then look to fight for the European title in March or April. There’s life in the old dog yet.”

On Rhodes’ radar for the current vacant belt is another Belarusian in Sergey Rabchenko. Luckily for Rhodes the fight shouldn’t be a difficult one to make.

“I never lost it (the title) in the ring. I got stripped of it and I want it back,” said the Sheffielder. Rabchenko is looked after by the Hatton’s like me so it’d be an easy fight to make next year.”