Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding is a sports writer who has been based in China since 2007. The Beijing Olympics brought him to the Far East for six months, and the food, the people and the excitement surrounding the rise of sport in China kept him here for far longer (much to his mother's dismay). When not staying up until the small hours watching European sport on TV, he'll be playing soccer or watching archive footage of Liverpool Football Club's glory years

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Anthony Joshua–Andy Ruiz II reaction: boxing community has its say on ‘Clash of the Dunes’

Twitter lights up with reactions to heavyweight title clash in Saudi Arabia.

8 Dec 2019 - 1:27PM

Twitter lights up with reactions to heavyweight title clash in Saudi Arabia.

Anthony Joshua–Andy Ruiz II reaction: boxing community has its say on ‘Clash of the Dunes’
Redemption for Anthony Joshua as he takes apart Andy Ruiz in ‘Clash on the Dunes’ to win on points

England man wins historic heavyweight contest in Saudi Arabia by wide margin on judges’ scorecards.

8 Dec 2019 - 1:40PM

England man wins historic heavyweight contest in Saudi Arabia by wide margin on judges’ scorecards.

Redemption for Anthony Joshua as he takes apart Andy Ruiz in ‘Clash on the Dunes’ to win on points
Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua: time, venue, predictions, fight purse, betting odds

Joshua is the heavy betting favourite, but Ruiz is the defending champion going into the heavyweight tilt.

4 Dec 2019 - 3:58PM

Joshua is the heavy betting favourite, but Ruiz is the defending champion going into the heavyweight tilt.

Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua: time, venue, predictions, fight purse, betting odds
Chinese Super League: Guangzhou Evergrande reclaim title as Beijing Guoan fall short on final day

Fabio Cannavaro’s side win back the title they ceded to Shanghai SIPG last season to make it eight titles out of nine in CSL.

2 Dec 2019 - 1:34PM

Fabio Cannavaro’s side win back the title they ceded to Shanghai SIPG last season to make it eight titles out of nine in CSL.

Chinese Super League: Guangzhou Evergrande reclaim title as Beijing Guoan fall short on final day
Deontay Wilder knocks out Luis Ortiz in stunning seventh round stoppage

Wilder was chasing the fight when he struck with a devastating right hand that ended the fight.

24 Nov 2019 - 2:09PM

Wilder was chasing the fight when he struck with a devastating right hand that ended the fight.

Deontay Wilder knocks out Luis Ortiz in stunning seventh round stoppage
KSI vs Logan Paul: Billy Joe Saunders completes flat stoppage victory over Marcelo Esteban Coceres

Englishman completes 11th round TKO win against stubborn Argentine.

10 Nov 2019 - 12:22PM

Englishman completes 11th round TKO win against stubborn Argentine.

KSI vs Logan Paul: Billy Joe Saunders completes flat stoppage victory over Marcelo Esteban Coceres
Phil Mickelson eager for Tiger Woods ‘The Match’ renewal, but could pal Steph Curry be his playing partner?

Five-time major winner says he would like to play in another one-on-one contest with Masters champion Woods.

23 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM

Five-time major winner says he would like to play in another one-on-one contest with Masters champion Woods.

Phil Mickelson eager for Tiger Woods ‘The Match’ renewal, but could pal Steph Curry be his playing partner?
Phil Mickelson on how a bad diet led to him developing arthritis and how his new regime is paying off

The hall-of-famer, in Macau to lead a coaching workshop, was known for his bad diet during the most successful years of his career and hopes to turn around a poor spell of form in Shanghai next week.

22 Oct 2019 - 3:15PM

The hall-of-famer, in Macau to lead a coaching workshop, was known for his bad diet during the most successful years of his career and hopes to turn around a poor spell of form in Shanghai next week.

Phil Mickelson on how a bad diet led to him developing arthritis and how his new regime is paying off
Matty Longstaff joins list of Premier League starlets to get their chance after impressing at Hong Kong Soccer Sevens

Longstaff, who was part of the Newcastle United side that triumphed in Hong Kong at this year’s Soccer Sevens, scores the winner against Manchester United on his Premier League debut for the Magpies.

7 Oct 2019 - 1:05PM

Longstaff, who was part of the Newcastle United side that triumphed in Hong Kong at this year’s Soccer Sevens, scores the winner against Manchester United on his Premier League debut for the Magpies.

Matty Longstaff joins list of Premier League starlets to get their chance after impressing at Hong Kong Soccer Sevens
Errol Spence says he wants Manny Pacquiao next, but Pacman seems only interested in Floyd Mayweather

Boxing politics continue to go around and around with fighters chasing particular routes to riches.

30 Sep 2019 - 3:25PM

Boxing politics continue to go around and around with fighters chasing particular routes to riches.

Errol Spence says he wants Manny Pacquiao next, but Pacman seems only interested in Floyd Mayweather
Errol Spence Jnr edges Shawn Porter by split decision in fight of the year contender

Porter makes a mockery of bookmakers’ predictions as he gives Spence Jnr toughest fight of his career.

29 Sep 2019 - 3:29PM

Porter makes a mockery of bookmakers’ predictions as he gives Spence Jnr toughest fight of his career.

Errol Spence Jnr edges Shawn Porter by split decision in fight of the year contender
Tyson Fury survives huge scare to claim points win over Otto Wallin in bloody brawl

Fury maintains unbeaten record, but is made to work for it against Wallin.

15 Sep 2019 - 2:01PM

Fury maintains unbeaten record, but is made to work for it against Wallin.

Tyson Fury survives huge scare to claim points win over Otto Wallin in bloody brawl
Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed as protest disruption claims another sporting event

City’s blue riband tennis tournament falls victim to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

13 Sep 2019 - 10:39PM

City’s blue riband tennis tournament falls victim to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed as protest disruption claims another sporting event
Wu Lei’s Espanyol reach Uefa Europa League group stage after holding Zorya to draw

5-3 aggregate win puts the Spaniards in the hat for the group stage draw and sees Espanyol equal long-standing Uefa record.

30 Aug 2019 - 10:24AM

5-3 aggregate win puts the Spaniards in the hat for the group stage draw and sees Espanyol equal long-standing Uefa record.

Wu Lei’s Espanyol reach Uefa Europa League group stage after holding Zorya to draw
2020 Olympics one-year countdown: Hong Kong’s top medal hopes for Tokyo Games

Hong Kong has a total of three Olympic medals going into the Tokyo Games, and Sarah Lee again carries the city’s best medal hopes on her shoulders.

21 Aug 2019 - 11:47AM

Hong Kong has a total of three Olympic medals going into the Tokyo Games, and Sarah Lee again carries the city’s best medal hopes on her shoulders.

2020 Olympics one-year countdown: Hong Kong’s top medal hopes for Tokyo Games
Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman on points in stunning victory to reclaim world title at 40

Filipino dominates from beginning against younger, unbeaten opponent

22 Jul 2019 - 1:10PM

Filipino dominates from beginning against younger, unbeaten opponent

Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman on points in stunning victory to reclaim world title at 40
Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman: live blog -- as it happened

Multiple-time, multiple-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao faces reigning welterweight king Keith Thurman in hugely anticipated title bout

21 Jul 2019 - 1:51PM

Multiple-time, multiple-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao faces reigning welterweight king Keith Thurman in hugely anticipated title bout

Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman: live blog -- as it happened
Opinion | Was England’s Cricket World Cup triumph over New Zealand the luckiest in sporting history?

The hosts rode their luck several times during a captivating finale in which New Zealand looked easy favourites to claim the Cup for most of England’s innings.

16 Jul 2019 - 2:44PM

The hosts rode their luck several times during a captivating finale in which New Zealand looked easy favourites to claim the Cup for most of England’s innings.

Was England’s Cricket World Cup triumph over New Zealand the luckiest in sporting history?
Tiffany Chan continues solid form with good finish at Thornberry Creek Classic; Feng Shanshan wins with birdie surge

Chan cards a second straight five-under-par 67 to claim a share of 23rd place and builds on a career-best 13th-place finish at the end of June.

8 Jul 2019 - 11:00PM

Chan cards a second straight five-under-par 67 to claim a share of 23rd place and builds on a career-best 13th-place finish at the end of June.

Tiffany Chan continues solid form with good finish at Thornberry Creek Classic; Feng Shanshan wins with birdie surge
Tiffany Chan back in contention at Thornberry Classic after improved third round

Chan improves with a five-under-par 67 in round three in Wisconsin.

7 Jul 2019 - 12:31PM

Chan improves with a five-under-par 67 in round three in Wisconsin.

Tiffany Chan back in contention at Thornberry Classic after improved third round
UFC 239: Masvidal claims sensational five-second KO win over Askren; Rockhold’s revival derailed after vicious knockout

Askren clearly dazed as he is removed form the octagon after several minutes.

7 Jul 2019 - 12:06PM

Askren clearly dazed as he is removed form the octagon after several minutes.

UFC 239: Masvidal claims sensational five-second KO win over Askren; Rockhold’s revival derailed after vicious knockout
Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan shoots incredible 64 in first round of Thornberry Classic to share 4th spot

Chan shares fourth place after a strong start in Wisconsin as she hits on solid form approaching midway point of the LPGA season.

5 Jul 2019 - 10:36PM

Chan shares fourth place after a strong start in Wisconsin as she hits on solid form approaching midway point of the LPGA season.

Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan shoots incredible 64 in first round of Thornberry Classic to share 4th spot
Francis Ngannou needs just 71 seconds to finish Junior dos Santos at UFC Minneapolis

The 32-year-old claims a third straight win after TKO victory.

30 Jun 2019 - 12:34PM

The 32-year-old claims a third straight win after TKO victory.

Francis Ngannou needs just 71 seconds to finish Junior dos Santos at UFC Minneapolis
Artem Lobov beats Paulie Malignaggi in bloody bare knuckle brawl

The two squared off in Tampa, Florida grudge match

24 Jun 2019 - 9:59AM

The two squared off in Tampa, Florida grudge match

Artem Lobov beats Paulie Malignaggi in bloody bare knuckle brawl
Tyson Fury gives boxing masterclass as he overwhelms Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

Englishman thrills Las Vegas crowd with boxing clinic, with German able to offer no answer to Fury’s skills

19 Jun 2019 - 5:47PM

Englishman thrills Las Vegas crowd with boxing clinic, with German able to offer no answer to Fury’s skills

Tyson Fury gives boxing masterclass as he overwhelms Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas
UFC 238: Henry Cejudo becomes two-weight champion; Valentina Shevchenko scores devastating victory with showreel knockout

Cejudo becomes only the UFC’s fourth two-weight champion as Eye is knocked unconscious after incredible Shevchenko head kick

9 Jun 2019 - 5:32PM

Cejudo becomes only the UFC’s fourth two-weight champion as Eye is knocked unconscious after incredible Shevchenko head kick

UFC 238: Henry Cejudo becomes two-weight champion; Valentina Shevchenko scores devastating victory with showreel knockout
Vincent Kompany to leave Manchester City at end of season after 11 years with Premier League champions

Skipper to call time on his long career with the club

19 May 2019 - 4:49PM

Skipper to call time on his long career with the club

Vincent Kompany to leave Manchester City at end of season after 11 years with Premier League champions
Deontay Wilder-Dominic Breazeale: ‘Bronze Bomber’ knocks challenger out cold in first round of Brooklyn brawl

Heavyweight champion displays devastating punch power again as he records 40th win

19 May 2019 - 11:53AM

Heavyweight champion displays devastating punch power again as he records 40th win

Deontay Wilder-Dominic Breazeale: ‘Bronze Bomber’ knocks challenger out cold in first round of Brooklyn brawl
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp struggles to control his emotions in post-match interview after stunning Barcelona fightback

The German struggles to fight back the tears as he talks after the game and reserves special praise for his heroes on the night

8 May 2019 - 7:07AM

The German struggles to fight back the tears as he talks after the game and reserves special praise for his heroes on the night

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp struggles to control his emotions in post-match interview after stunning Barcelona fightback
Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Jurgen Klopp’s men reach Champions League final in Madrid after Mersey miracle

Jurgen Klopp’s men fight back to reach final in Madrid where they will face either Ajax or Tottenham on June 1

8 May 2019 - 6:09AM

Jurgen Klopp’s men fight back to reach final in Madrid where they will face either Ajax or Tottenham on June 1

Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Jurgen Klopp’s men reach Champions League final in Madrid after Mersey miracle