Alvarez to face Ryder in Mexico ‘homecoming’
Undisputed super-middleweight king Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will shield his identify towards Britain’s John Ryder in Guadalajara in May, the primary time the Mexican famous person has fought in his place of origin since 2011.
Promoters Matchroom Boxing stated that Alvarez (58-2-2, 29 knockouts) will face Ryder on May 6 on the Estadio Akron, the house stadium of Liga-MX membership C.D. Guadalajara.
It is the primary time Alvarez has fought in Mexico since defeating Kermit Cintron in Mexico City in 2011.
The bout additionally ties in with Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo vacation.
“I feel really happy to be coming back in May because following my surgery, I was unsure of when I’d be coming back,” Alvarez, 32, stated.
“Returning to the hoop and coming again to combat in Jalisco, the place I’m from, makes me particularly glad.
“And in John Ryder, I’m facing a very competitive fighter.”
Alvarez will probably be protecting his undisputed crown for the second one time after beating rival Gennady Golovkin in their trilogy combat final September.
WBO obligatory challenger Ryder final fought in November, defeating Zach Parker through technical knockout to land the WBO’s period in-between identify.
The 34-year-old additionally had an outstanding win early in 2022 over Daniel Jacobs.
“Canelo is one of the greats and I’ve got a lot of respect for what he’s achieved in the sport but I fully believe this is my time to fulfil my dream of becoming a world champion,” Ryder stated.