Canelo Álvarez vs. John Ryder, billed as The King is coming home, is an upcoming professional boxing match contested between Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez, and British boxer John Ryder.
The Mexican star and undisputed super middleweight champion Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KO) announced that he will have a homecoming fight in his native land of Jalisco on May 6 against John Ryder.
He will defend his undisputed super middleweight championship on May 6 against interim WBO champion John Ryder in Jalisco, Mexico.
Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Main event ringwalks (approx): 7:00 p.m.
Canelo (58-2-2 39 KOs) returns to his hometown of Guadalajara to take on WBO mandatory John Ryder (32-5 18 KOs) in a clash that will see the hugely popular Mexican fighter attempt to retain his undisputed super-middleweight title.
“I am ready to return to my home to defend my titles in the place where I was born, and start my story with the people who have always supported me,” Alvarez said in a video he filmed with Enrique Alfaroc, the Governor of Jalisco.
The fight will take place at the Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, Mexico, which is the home of Liga MX side Club Deportivo Guadalajara (a.k.a. Chivas).
The Guadalajara, Jalisco-born Alvarez has not fought on Mexican soil ever since scoring a fifth-round TKO win against Kermit Cintrón in Nov. 2011 at the Monumental Plaza de Toros México in Mexico City.
“I will fight for Jalisco and celebrate with you the greatness of our land.”
Date of birth: 18 July 1990
Height: 5′ 8.5″
Total fights: 62
Record: 58-2-2 (39 KOs)
Date of birth: 19 July 1988
Height: 5′ 9″
Total fights: 37
Record: 32-5-0 (18 KOs)
Saul “Canelo Alvarez” vs. John Ryder; For Canelo’s WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and WBO super middleweight titles
Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Ronal Batista; For Martinez’s WBC flyweight title
Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela vs. Steve Spark; For the WBA Inter-Continental super lightweight title
Nathan Devon Rodriguez vs. Alexander Mejia; Featherweight
Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Ricards Bolotniks; Super middleweight
Bek Nurmaganbet vs. Argenis Espana; Super middlewight
Lawrence King vs. Elio German Rafael; Super welterweight
Johansen Alvarez Suarez vs. Johan Rodriguez Arreguin; Super featherweight
Abilkhan Amankul vs. Jesus Moroyoqui Palomares; Middleweight
Carlos Emiliano Rojo vs. Fabian Trejo Rivera; Super welterweight
Jesus Larios vs. Alejandro Curiel; Featherweight
Elijah Garcia vs. Kevin Salgado Zambrano; Middleweight