Manage episode 294068007 series 2934822
Today we spoke with John 'The Gorilla' Ryder - Professional Super Middleweight Boxer, and "The People's Champion" This episode has been sponsored by 'The Everyday Athlete Training System', which gives access to the methods that have coached champions across multiple sports. Built by the Head of Performance Matchroom Boxing Dan Lawrence this is worth checking out now - launches 9th April 2021 - this Friday. Find out more about this programme and Dan at https://www.perform365.life/ and @perform365 John holds a professional record of 29 wins out of 34 fights, 16 by way of knock-out. A southpaw from London, John is renowned for his tenacity, grit and work ethic - all traits of high performers across any field in sport and business. Ryder is a world level operator and competitor - and now has his eyes set on more big fights, and the biggest names in the division after a recent win against Mike Guy in December 2020...after a 13 month layoff due to covid-19. We learn how John prepares for big moments, and how he responds to failure. We can all take something from these pointers. John explores how he has evolved over his career, paying special credit to strength and conditioning and performance training with Dan Lawrence of Matchroom Boxing. John talks about the competitive and industrious environment in his gym, where his style and determination is forged. We ask about innovation in boxing, and what can other sports learn from the craft. A family man - you can hear the environment in the background on his side...John lets his gloves do the talking in the ring - but we are grateful he shared his story with us today!