Canelo vs Ryder – DAZN – May 6 – 9 pm ET
Mexican boxing champion Saúl Canelo Álvarez is set to defend his Undisputed Super-Middleweight title against John Ryder on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Akron Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, LIVE on DAZN. This will be the first time in over 11 years that Canelo will fight in his home country. The fight will be broadcast live around the world on DAZN and DAZN PPV in the U.S and Canada.
Canelo, with a record of 58-2-2 with 39 knockouts, will defend his Undisputed title for the second time. He won the title by beating Caleb Plant in Las Vegas in November 2021 with an 11th round stoppage. Canelo’s last fight in Mexico was over 4,000 days ago when he stopped Kermit Cintron in Mexico City in five rounds to defend his WBO World Light-Middleweight title.
The fight against Ryder will be Canelo’s 63rd fight in his career as a professional boxer. He is a four-weight world champion and has been in the sport for almost 18 years. The fight will take place on Cinco de Mayo weekend, making it Canelo’s 35th fight in his homeland. The state of Jalisco will mark 200 years of independence, making it a significant event for the country.
John Ryder, the WBO mandatory challenger, will be looking to spoil the party in Mexico. The 34-year-old Londoner has a record of 32-5 with 18 knockouts. He won the WBO interim title in his last fight when Zach Parker retired on his stool after four rounds of their clash in London in November. Ryder’s career-best victory was earlier in 2022 over former Middleweight ruler and old Canelo foe Daniel Jacobs. He has also fought Billy Joe Saunders, Rocky Fielding, and Callum Smith for the Super-Middleweight World crown.
The fight promises to be a spectacular occasion for boxing fans. Canelo’s return to Mexico is an emotional one, and the 11-year absence from fighting on his home turf makes it even more special. With Ryder looking to upset the odds, it will be an exciting fight for everyone involved.
“I feel really happy to be coming back in May because following my surgery, I was unsure of when I’d be coming back,” said Canelo. “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.”
“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 fulfil my dream of becoming a World champion,” said Ryder.
“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. I want to thank the team, Tony and Charlie Sims and Matchroom Boxing for making this happen.”
In conclusion, Saúl Canelo Álvarez’s fight against John Ryder is set to take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Canelo will defend his Undisputed Super-Middleweight title for the second time, having beaten Caleb Plant in November 2021. The fight marks Canelo’s return to Mexico after an 11-year absence. John Ryder, the WBO mandatory challenger, will be looking to spoil the party. The fight promises to be a spectacular occasion for boxing fans around the world.
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