Billi Godoy has replaced Les Sherrington as John Ryder’s opponent at The O2 on January 31. Godoy will proved a stern test of Ryder’s ambitious plans for 2015 with the Argentine holding a victory over fellow countryman Jorge Sebastien Heiland who stopped Matthew Macklin in November.
Godoy claimed the vacant WBC International belt with that win, a title he successfully defended against Mateo Veron, and he has the chance to take Ryder’s belt after Sherrington was forced out of the contest with a foot injury.
“Godoy is a great opponent for John,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“Billi has operated at a good level, he’s a tough Argentine that will ask John plenty of questions. We are looking to let John off the leash this year, Tony Sims has told me he is in great nick in the gym and I am expecting him to excite the fans on a big night in London.”
Ryder’s clash with Godoy is part of a great line-up of action at The O2 as Kevin Mitchell faces Daniel Estrada as an eliminator for the World title.