Canelo Alvarez set to defend undisputed title belt vs John Ryder in hometown return to Mexico

After a long absence of twelve years, Saul Alvarez is finally making his way back to his birthplace for a title defense. Canelo is scheduled to fight John Ryder at the Estadio Akron in Mexico City.

In 2011, the Mexican boxer squared off against Kermit Cintron in the Monumental Plaza de Toros México, Mexico City, marking the last time he fought in his hometown. 

Most boxing enthusiasts will probably agree that Saul Alvarez is currently one of the most prominent names in boxing. In 2005, Saul made his debut in professional boxing against Abraham Gonzalez in Arena Chololo Larios, Tonala.

Alvarez went on to become a boxing legend by having victories over a number of the sport’s most successful fighters along the way to his ascent up the ranks of the sport. His victories over well-known boxers such as Daniel Jacobs, Liam Smith, Sergey Kovalev, Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto, Callum Smith, and Billy Joe Saunders stand out as some of his career highlights.

What are the latest developments in the Saul Alvarez-John Ryder fight?

In a press release issued on Tuesday, it was revealed that Alvarez will battle John Ryder in his next bout, which will take place on May 6 in Guadalajara. The 32-year-old boxer wanted his next bout to be in Mexico so that his countrymen could enjoy his fight live.

“The first thing I told Enrique Alfaro (Jalisco’s Governor) when we talked about fighting here, is that I wanted people that can’t afford a ticket or people that can’t go to Las Vegas to watch my fights could have the opportunity to see me fight here in Guadalajara,” said Alvarez.

Alvarez had an incredible 58-win record from a total of 62 bouts. The Mexican boxer has only ever lost against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013 and Dmitrii Bivol in 2022. Last year Kyrgyzstan’s Dmitry Bivol defeated Saul at Las Vegas, Nevada’s T-Mobile Arena. After a three-month layoff, he returned to form with a victory over Gennadiy Golovkin at the same arena. But at the moment the 32-year-old boxer is just happy and excited to get a fight in Mexico.

”I feel really happy to be coming back in May because following my surgery, I was unsure of when I’d be coming back. Returning to the ring and coming back to fight in Jalisco, where I’m from, makes me especially happy.” Saul added. 

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Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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