Branded as The King is coming home, Canelo vs. Ryder is a professional boxing tournament participated by Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez, and English boxer John Ryder.
The tournament is going to take place at the Estadio Akron, Mexico on May 6, 2023.
Canelo’s last fight was a trilogy fight against Gennady Golovkin, which he won via 12-round unanimous decision. While, Ryder’s last fight was against Zach Parker which he won via a 5th round corner retirement, gaining the interim title.
Here’s guide to watch Canelo vs Ryder
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Date: May 6, 2023
Venue: Estadio Akron
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Bill: The King is coming home
Streaming Anywhare: FitePass OTT
Title(s) on the line: WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super middleweight titles
Tale of the tape
|Hometown||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico||Islington, London, England|
|Record||58-2-2 (39 KO)||32-5 (18 KO)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||168 lb (76 kg)||167 lb (76 kg)|
The fight is being promoted with the slogan “The King is coming home” because it will be Canelo’s first in his home country of Mexico in more than a decade.
If you’re a boxing fan, you might think Canelo Alvarez has accomplished it all. There is no mistaking the greatness of the current undisputed super middleweight champion, who has been on numerous pound-for-pound rankings.
On May 6, he will try to prove it to John Ryder. Canelo fights in Mexico for the first time since 2011 after recovering from a surgery. The atmosphere will be electric as fans have flocked to Guadalajara to watch him fight in Akron Stadium.
After his performance against Ryder, Canelo may have found his footing. After defeating David Benavidez, his next possible opponent is WBA (Regular) light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, in a rematch for the title.
Alvarez vs. John: Fight Card and Betting Odds
|Canelo Alvarez (c) -2000||Undisputed super middleweight title||John Ryder +1000|
|Julio Cesar Martinez (c) -1400||WBC flyweight title||Ronal Batista +800|
|Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela -150||Super lightweight||Steve Spark +125|
|Oleksandr Gvozdyk||Light heavyweight||Ricards Bolotniks|
Alvarez vs. Ryder: Prediction
A victory for Ryder, even against a possibly weakened Alvarez, seems extremely unlikely. It’s a return to familiar territory for Alvarez, and Ryder isn’t quite as dangerous as even a 40-year-old Golovkin. This means that Alvarez can fight more aggressively than in his most previous fight.
Ryder did well against Smith, and although being physically weaker, he was able to exert some pressure on the champion. Despite being a fraction of an inch shorter than Ryder, Alvarez is incredibly powerful and can utilize his strength as well as anyone.
Ryder won’t be able to bully Alvarez around, and he won’t be the more dangerous or technically superior fighter either. Fans are waiting to see how Ryder can win until he lands a beautiful punch or Alvarez completely collapses. In front of a riled-up Mexican audience, Alvarez is certain to score a knockout victory.