Eddie Hearn reveals the next opponent Canelo Alvarez will face
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During the third fight of Canelo's career against Gennady Golovkin, a unanimous decision was handed down in favor of Canelo. There was no doubt who won this fight because in that fight "GGG" looked quite tired, but now at least we know from the beginning who was victorious.
Several times after that, Canelo said that he wanted to avenge the defeat inflicted on him in the May of this year by the excellent Bivol. This morning Eddie Hearn somewhat disappointed the fans when he revealed who is likely to be next for the Mexican.
“Thankfully, the opportunity arose for John Ryder. He’s had a great year. If Canelo Alvarez is looking for that interim WBO fight, I’d love to bring Canelo Alvarez to the UK. It would be huge for British boxing.
I think he’d love it as well, and I think John Ryder is deserving of that opportunity after the year he’s had and the wins he’s had." said Hearn. "I am so pleased for John Ryder. Since he beat Daniel Jacobs, we've been looking for this big fight," said when speaking with Matchroom Boxing.
"I've already texted Eddy Reynoso to say, 'John Ryder is mandatory, let's go in May at the Emirates' It would be a dream for Ryder, he deserves it." "He is a very good fighter and he's the mandatory challenger for Canelo Alvarez.
This could be our chance to bring Canelo to the UK, it would be unbelievable. We'll see if we can get it over the line." The 34-year-old Ryder has collected 32 wins and five losses in his career so far, and 18 victories were by knockout.
He has defeated Daniel Jacobs and Zach Parker this year and was last defeated in 2019 by Callum Smith. According to Hearn, this fight is being targeted for the May of next year.