It’s been a while since Ryan Rhodes demonstrated the type of form he did yesterday in knocking out game Paul Buchanan in the opener. Traditionally, known for his speed of hand and elusive style – at least those were his trademarks in a youth that saw him capture the British title in record time – the knockout power displayed has been an absent friend in recent years.
Congratulations to Rhodes on a successful return, close to a year since his valiant effort to beat Gary Lockett. Hopefully, the back injuries that threatened to curtail his professional career are now overcome and the much needed activity can now be restored. It would certainly be interesting to see Rhodes get another shot with better competition to prepare him for it.