“If John Ryder beats me, I’m done”: Fans left starching heads after Canelo Alvarez makes shocking revelation ahead of comeback bout

Canelo Alvarez stepped inside the ring to take on John Ryder in a highly awaited 12-round super middleweight matchup that will take place at the Akron Stadium in the Mexican’s hometown Guadalajara. Saul is set to make his return after a lengthy layoff and subsequently, one could expect him to deliver fireworks in this matchup.

Going into this fight, Canelo is extremely confident that he will beat Ryder. He also claimed in one of the interviews that now he has recovered from his wrist injury no one can defeat him. However, in case of an off chance that John Ryder manages to pull off a major upset and hand Alvarez his third loss, the Mexican champion has confirmed that he would retire from the sport.

“If John Ryder beats me, I’m done. But it’s not my last fight. I’m going to continue in boxing for a long time. I just think for the best fighter out there. I don’t want to be too confident because they said the same thing about Dmitry Bivol, and look [what happened when I lost]. So, I train 100% for the good fighter out there. Like I said, if I lose to John Ryder, then I’m done,” he said.

The chances of Canelo disappointing his home fans look unlikely as the Mexican champion has a great track record against the British boxer. Moreover, Saul looks to have completely recovered from any lingering injuries and will look to fight at 100 percent for the first time after 2019.

Canelo Alvarez eyeing a Dmitry Bivol rematch after the John Ryder fight

Dmitry Bivol stunned the boxing world last year after he outclassed Canelo Alvarez to retain his WBA light heavyweight title via unanimous decision. Despite suffering a lopsided defeat, Saul is convinced that he defeats the Russian boxer in a rematch. His quest for adding another silverware to his cabinet is not yet over and he wants to challenge Bivol again.

Canelo Alvarez speaking in an interview

In an interview, Canelo claimed that he is better than Dmitry Bivol and he was leading on the scorecards initially. The Mexican champion believes with the right training camp Bivol is no match for him. However, as of now, his focus is on defeating John Ryder. Do let us know in the comments section how you think the rematch between Canelo and Bivol could play out.


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