Canelo Alvarez vs. John Ryder was completed on May 6 in Jalisco, Mexico
Via Sean Jones: Undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and his mandatory WBO fighter John ‘Gorilla’ Ryder are finishing a bout on May 6, possibly at the 46,000-seat Akron Stadium in Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico. According to ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez, that venue is leading.
Fighting in Jalisco, Mexico, Will Hurt Canelo according to Salvador, on his salary because he won’t earn as much as he can earn elsewhere. However, with net worth 180 million USD, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Canelo doesn’t need to worry about losing millions while fighting in Mexico. He has enough money to live through many lives.
The match between Canelo and Ryder, if made, will be shown on DAZN. It’s still early to tell if boxing fans will need to buy pay-per-view matches.
Canelo will defend his undisputed super middleweight title against ‘Gorilla’ Ryder, 34 (32-5, 18 KOs), who was promoted by Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn.
Hearn was the one who urged Canelo to defend Ryder next as it would be an internal bout for him, and boxing fans will be excited to witness this one.
Americans won’t be excited about this fight because Ryder is a mystery, and those who know him consider him a weak puncher with a very low hand speed. Ryder is not considered to have the same level of talent as the level 168 elites of the three assassins: David Benavidez, Caleb Plant, and David Morrell.
Ryder will be helpful for Mexican star Canelo to secure a win and check out his newly repaired left wrist. He is a capable fighter.
Canelo needs to test his left shot against an opponent who can’t push him if things go awry during the match. If Canelo’s left wrist causes him problems during his match against Ryder, he can still win using his right hand.
“Canelo Álvarez will play on May 6 in Jalisco, and his opponent will be British John Ryder,” Salvador Rodriguez told. ESPN’s knockout match.
“Canelo Álvarez will fight on May 6 in his hometown of Jalisco For the first time since June 2011. The target venue is Akron Stadium, home of Chivas de Guadalajara.
“The idea of returning home as the undisputed champion delighted those involved, including ‘Canelo’, who would have to make strong sacrifices in his salary shows up at home and with his people,” Rodriguez said.
If Canelo wins Ryder in this match, his next match is expected to be a rematch with WBA lightweight champion Dmitry Bivol in September. Hearn wants Bivol to drop to 168th so he can fight for the title. Canelo’s undisputed super-middleweight rival.
It is not yet known if Bivol will agree to do it as he needs to lose weight and he shouldn’t as he is interested in fighting IBF, WBC & WBO light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev to win the undisputed championship.