English John Ryder The undisputed world super middleweight champion will challenge Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez for the titles in Mexico in May.
The 34-year-old Londoner will meet superstar Canelo, who is two years his junior, at Akron Stadium. Guadalajara in the state of birth jalisco On May 6, in the biggest challenge of his 12-year career to date.
After taking the interim title in his last fight when Zach Parker retired after four rounds in November, World Boxing Organization’s mandatory challenger Ryder is enjoying the opportunity to go head-to-head with the four weight world champions.
“There’s no denying that Canelo is one of the greatest and I have a lot of respect for what he has accomplished in the sport, but I fully believe it’s time for me to fulfill my dream of becoming a world champion.
“I’m not going there for the holidays. For me it’s all business and my whole focus is to go to his backyard in Guadalajara on May 6 and bring those belts back to England with me.
Canelo, who will fight in Mexico for the first time in 11 and a half years, will defend his undisputed crown for the second time by defeating his arch-rival. Gennady Golovkin At the trilogy wars in Las Vegas in September.
This MexicanHaving lost just twice in 62 games and successfully defended the WBC middleweight title with a brutal stance against Amir Khan in 2016, he is back in action after undergoing wrist surgery in November.
“I’m really happy to be back in May because I wasn’t sure when I would be back after the surgery.
“I’m particularly happy to get back in the ring and fight in Jalisco, where I came from. And I’m facing a very competitive fighter in John Ryder.”