Canelo Alvarez takes on Britain’s John Ryder tonight as he returns to house soil and places all of the super-middleweight belts on the road in Guadalajara. It’s Canelo’s first combat in Mexico since 2011 and, with it approaching Cinco de Mayo weekend too, it’s positive to be a sensational ambiance on the Estadio Akron, holding near 50,000 followers.
The undisputed champion was not at his sensible finest final day out however nonetheless beat Gennady Golovkin as soon as once more, and that adopted a shock loss to Dmitry Bivol when transferring as much as light-heavyweight. Canelo has since undergone surgical procedure on his left wrist on the finish of a largely irritating 12 months, one other issue Ryder might be hoping helps him to drag off an almighty upset.
The British fighter beat Zach Parker again in November to choose up the vacant WBO interim title and now will get his shot in any respect the division’s world titles towards the most important title in boxing. Nevertheless, three of the 5 fighters to defeat Ryder have themselves been overwhelmed by Canelo. Comply with full protection of Canelo vs Ryder and the undercard LIVE beneath!
Canelo vs Ryder
Canelo losing little time in in search of that left hook to the physique, however Ryder is making an attempt to let his arms go too. Hasn’t landed with something but.
He’s received the Mexican again on the ropes right here, seeking to get pleasure from some success on the within however Canelo has his arms effectively up and shoves Ryder away.
The British fighter is seeking to shut the space, needs this bout to happen at shut vary. Canelo responds with a pointy proper hand, earlier than one other left to the physique is available in.
Couple of good jabs to finish the spherical from Canelo, assured sufficient begin.
We’re up and working within the first spherical.
Ah, we’re again to John Ryder. Poor man has been ready for close to sufficient quarter-hour. And one other introduction for Canelo, in case you forgot he was right here.
David Diamante milking it a bit with this build-up for Canelo. Itemizing each single factor he’s ever received. Fairly positive he’s included a 25m swimming badge.
Nicely that was an outrageous ring stroll. Fist pumped half of Mexico within the ring too.
Now the small matter of the particular combat, and turning his consideration to that. The band are nonetheless taking part in away, huge end as much more fireworks are let off.
That was fairly one thing. Time for a little bit of boxing.
Hope Ryder introduced a chair and a few pillows. There’s all kinds occurring as we anticipate Canelo.
Acquired a full-on dance present, seemingly a whole bunch concerned on this ring stroll and the group are loving each second. Oh, and now some fireworks.
Right here is Canelo, sporting a crown and a smirk. Wanting fairly proud of life.
Ryder has already been greeted by about 15 individuals since he received within the ring. Doesn’t actually look within the temper to talk to any of them, as you’d think about.
He’s going to need to preserve himself busy although, as a result of the Canelo montages have began and the Mexican isn’t going to hurry to the ring.
Nicely it’s all been very good up to now, the ring is completely full of individuals.
Only a couple lacking actually, they usually’re pretty essential. Canelo and Ryder could be good, a while quickly.
Right here we go, Ryder making his technique to the ring. A LOT of boos.
Time for the nationwide anthems. Bit unusual to do it with out the fighters, however right here we go anyway.
It might be honest to say the Mexican one has gone down barely higher than God Save The King.