Mexican superstar, Canelo Alvarez, is preparing for his next big fight against John Ryder, a seasoned British boxer, in his hometown of Jalisco, Mexico. The event will take place on May 6th and is expected to be a historic night for boxing and Mexican sports.
Canelo’s Return to Winning Ways
After his defeat by Dmitry Bivolo, Canelo returned to his winning ways in September 2022, beating Gennady Golovkin in their third match with no controversies. Canelo successfully defended his title and proved he was still a force to be reckoned with in the ring.
Ryder: A Worthy Opponent
John Ryder is a mandatory challenger, as designated by the WBO.
Despite fans on social media calling for a new match against Buffalo, Eddie Hearn, the promoter of the event, has announced that Ryder will be Canelo’s next opponent. Ryder has paid his dues and is ready for the ultimate challenge, having won against Daniel Jacobs and Zach Parker in his previous two fights.
Ryder's four consecutive wins have helped him reach his current status as a mandatory challenger. Eddie Hearn, in a statement, expressed his excitement about the event: “This is a moment that will be forever engrained in the history of boxing and Mexican sport.
Canelo Alvarez defending his undisputed championship in his hometown in front of 50,000 fans will be an incredible sight and a night we will never forget."
Canelo’s Joy at Fighting in Hometown
Canelo expressed his happiness about the upcoming fight, stating that he is ready to return to the ring after his surgery.
Fighting in Jalisco, his hometown, adds to his excitement about the event. “Returning to the ring and coming back to fight in Jalisco, where I'm from, makes me especially happy. And in John Ryder, I'm facing a very competitive fighter,” said Canelo.
The highly anticipated fight promises to be an unforgettable event for boxing enthusiasts. As the date draws near, the boxing world eagerly awaits the outcome of this exciting match.