Dryden will face the biggest test of his professional boxing career when he steps in for his rescheduled bout with British-born OPBF Welterweight Champion Ben Savva (8W-1L-0), but has unveiled plans for a devastating 2018.
“I’m easily the biggest puncher in or around welterweight in Australia and I know Ben Savva is nervous. He didn’t show up last time and if he makes it to the sixth round of this fight then he will have done very, very well,” says Dryden.
“Then, once I knock him out I’m going to call out Darragh Foley, Jack Brubaker and the rest of them, and we can start planning a date for me to knock them out as well.”
“People might think I’m a novelty because of my online presence but that’s just a part of who I am – and it has given me a bigger following than any other Australian boxer already.
“I might be a clown outside the ring but I take this boxing very seriously and it’s time to show people the real me this year.”
Dryden is co-trained by his father Joey and successful St Mary’s based mentor Lincoln Hudson who says he was disappointed when the bout was postponed from the previous Johnny Lewis’ Boxing Series event in March, with Savva suffering an eye issue.
“Obviously it was upsetting that Savva left it so late to pull out the last time but we respect his team so you have to take them at their word about the eye. They obviously believe he’s going to make it to the ring this time and we hope he does because Kyron is ready to go,” says Hudson.
“He’s been sparring much, much bigger guys like big Super Middleweight Kerry Foley and Light Heavyweight Reagan Dessaix and his power is more than holding up against them. This kid is something else.”
“We’ll chase down Savva, then bring them all on! He’s got the power to stop anyone even close to his weight in the sport.”
30 year old Savva has scoffed at his opponent’s plans, giving his own prediction of a boxing lesson when the two fighters meet on the card that has been dubbed ‘British Beef’.
“His plans will be derailed very quickly and he’ll know within the first minute of the first round that things are not going to go the way he wants,” says Savva.
“He may well be the biggest puncher I’ve been in with, but in a boxing sense I believe I’m two or three levels above him. I will outbox him and he really has no choice but to search for that one big shot.”
The event will be held at Sydney’s ‘The Star’ on Thursday May 24 with tickets now on sale at Ticketek or via www.JohnnyLewis.com.au ranging from $77 to $150 with a 4-hour drink package.
Ringside/Corporate Tables and VIP packages are also available by emailing the team at www.JohnnyLewis.com.au