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Canelo Álvarez and John Ryder are reportedly finalizing contracts for a May 6 bout with the undisputed 168-pound title on the horizon.
According to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, the location of the fight has not been finalized but is expected to be in Álvarez’s hometown of Jalisco, Mexico. held in Guadalajara. Coppinger added that while Álvarez is not officially signed to a specific promoter or pay-per-view service, the May 6 match will It was his third straight match against DAZN’s Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Alvarez, 32, is widely regarded as one of the best boxers in the world with a career record of 58- 2-2, 39 wins by knockout. After going undefeated for 16 straight fights, Alvarez encounters May 2022 as he attempts promotion to light heavyweight. He lost by unanimous decision to Dmitry Bivol in the process, his second career loss.
Canelo returns to the Super League when he meets Gennady Golovkin for the third time in September 2022 middleweight. Alvarez wins by unanimous decision and retains WBA(Superior), WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring Super Middleweight Championship in the process.
If the fight with Ryder is over, Canelo will compete again at 168 pounds and take those titles for the first time in a row Two games are placed on the line. Ryder, a 34-year-old boxer from London, is 32-5 as a professional with 18 knockout wins. Since losing to Callum Smith in November 2019, he has back-to-back wins over Mike Guy, Jozef Jurko, Daniel Jacobs and Zach Parker.
Ryder clinches the interim WBO super-middleweight title after defeating Parker in November, after defeating Bilal Akavi wins the WBA interim super middleweight title. Ryder’s first and only official chance at a major middleweight title came in November 2019 when he lost to smith.
If Canelo’s fight with Ryder does take place in Mexico, it will be Álvarez’s first in his home country since 2011 a match.