Undisputed super-middleweight king Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will defend his title in opposition to Britain’s John Ryder in Guadalajara in Could, the primary time the Mexican celebrity has fought in his homeland since 2011.
Promoters Matchroom Boxing stated that Alvarez (58-2-2, 29 knockouts) will face Ryder on Could 6 on the Estadio Akron, the house stadium of Liga-MX membership C.D. Guadalajara.
It’s the first time Alvarez has fought in Mexico since defeating Kermit Cintron in Mexico Metropolis in 2011.
The bout additionally ties in with Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo vacation.
“I really feel actually blissful to be coming again in Could as a result of following my surgical procedure, I used to be uncertain of after I’d be coming again,” Alvarez, 32, stated.
“Returning to the ring and coming again to battle in Jalisco, the place I’m from, makes me particularly blissful.
“And in John Ryder, I’m going through a really aggressive fighter.”
Alvarez shall be defending his undisputed crown for the second time after beating rival Gennady Golovkin of their trilogy battle final September.
WBO necessary challenger Ryder final fought in November, defeating Zach Parker by technical knockout to land the WBO’s interim title.
The 34-year-old additionally had a formidable win early in 2022 over Daniel Jacobs.
“Canelo is without doubt one of the greats and I’ve acquired a whole lot of respect for what he’s achieved within the sport however I absolutely consider that is my time to fulfil my dream of turning into a world champion,” Ryder stated.
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