Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs John Ryder: Everything You Need To Know

We've got you covered as Canelo fights in Mexico for the first time since 2011
07:00, 01 May 2023

Undisputed super-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fights in Mexico this weekend for the first time since 2011 when he takes on Islington's John Ryder. 

Ryder will be bidding to snatch the Mexican superstar’s WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO world titles and should he emerge victorious, it will likely be regarded as the biggest ever upset by a British fighter overseas. 

Here’s everything you need to know about an excellent night of boxing that also includes a WBC flyweight world title showdown between Julio Cesar Martinez and Ronal Batista.

Where: Saturday, May 6

When: Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Mexico

How To Watch: DAZN. The main card is set to get underway at 12am BST with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 4am 

Tale Of The Tape:


Place Of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Age: 32

Alias: Canelo 

Record: 58-2-2 (39) 

Height: 5’8’’

Reach: 70½’’ 

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Canelo brought about a definitive end to his rivalry with Gennadiy Golovkin with a unanimous decision win in their trilogy fight last September. 


Place Of Birth: Islington, London, United Kingdom 

Age: 34

Alias: The Gorilla 

Record: 32-5 (18) 

Height: 5’9’’

Reach: 72’’

Stance: Southpaw 

Last Fight: Ryder secured the interim WBO super middleweight world title after Zach Parker sustained a fight-ending hand injury in the fourth round of their November bout at the O2 Arena.

What They Say:

Ryder: “There’s no denying that Canelo is one of the greats and I’ve got a lot of respect for what he’s achieved in the sport but I fully believe this is my time to fulfill my dream of becoming a world champion.

“I’m not going over there for a holiday. For me this is purely business and my full focus is on going into his backyard in Guadalajara on May 6 and bringing those belts back with me to the UK.”

Alvarez: “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.”

Full Fight Card:

Saul Alvarez v John Ryder, WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super middleweight titles

Julio Cesar Martinez v Ronal Batista, WBC flyweight title

Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela v Steve Spark, super-lightweight

Oleksandr Gvozdyk v Ricards Bolotniks, light-heavyweight 

Nathan Devon Rodriguez v Alexander Mejia, featherweight

Bek Nurmaganbet v Argenis Espana, lightweight

Lawrence King v Elio German Rafael, super-middleweight

Abilkhan Amankul v Jesus Moroyoqui Palomares, middleweight

Johansen Alvarez Suarez v Johan Rodriguez Arreguin, super-featherweight 

Carlos Emiliano Rojo v Fabian Trejo Rivera, super welterweight 

Jesus Larios v Alejandro Curiel, light-flyweight 

Betfred Odds:

Alvarez: 1/18

Ryder: 9/1

Draw: 22/1

Betfred's Alvarez vs Ryder Fight Odds*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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