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It has been more than a decade since Canelo Alvarez last fought in front of his home country of Mexico. That will change this weekend when he faces John Ryder from the Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, Mexico this Saturday night.
Billed as “The King is Coming Home,” Alvarez will be facing Ryder super middleweight bout. It will be Alvarez’s first time fighting since September 2022, when he beat Gennady Golovkin in their trilogy bout.
Alvarez favored heavily against Ryder
Ryder is a massive underdog in this weekend’s bout. Some oddsmakers list him as a +800 underdog to win outright, with his chances climbing into the quadruple digits once you start wagering specific ways that he could win the match. It’s safe to say that many are doubting the chances of him winning.
Ryder has the chance to earn numerous belts at super middleweight and pull off an upset win this weekend. He’s getting the title shot against Alvarez after putting together four wins as a pro since 2020.
Belts, belts, belts!
The super middleweight bout between Alvarez and Ryder is not the only bout expected to go down this Cinco de Mayo weekend. Also on the main card, Julio Cesar Martinez will attempt to defend his WBC Flyweight Championship against Ronal Batista. And at super lightweight, Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela will take on Steve Spark with a WBA Inter-Continental title on the line. All of the matchups will be available through DAZN’s pay-per-view service.
Watch the Canelo Alvarez vs. John Ryder weigh-in results
Before Alvarez and Ryder hit the ring tomorrow night, they must make the 168-pound limit of super middleweight. They’ll do so later this afternoon, along with others who are scheduled to compete this weekend.
The weigh-in for Canelo Alvarez vs. John Ryder is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET. Check back on this page for updates on the weights that each boxer hits, or check out the live feed below to see it all happen.
IBF, WBA, WBC & WBO Super Middleweight Championship: Canelo Alvarez (167.5) vs. John Ryder (168)
WBC Flyweight Championship: Julio Cesar Martinez (112) vs. Ronal Batista (112)
WBA Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Championship: Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela (139) vs. Steve Spark (140)
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