Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will defend his undisputed super-middleweight titles towards British contender John Ryder in Mexico on Could 6.
The Mexican star returns towards Ryder, with the WBC, IBF, WBA and WBO belts on the road at Akron Stadium in Guadalajara.
Canelo defeated bitter rival Gennadiy Golovkin on factors of their trilogy battle in Las Vegas in September, marking his transfer again to 168lbs after a shock factors defeat to Dmitry Bivol of their WBA light-heavyweight title struggle final Could.
Ryder is hoping to tug off a sensational upset after a five-fight successful streak propelled him into title rivalry, together with wins over Daniel Jacobs and Zach Parker.
“I really feel actually comfortable to be coming again in Could as a result of following my surgical procedure, I used to be uncertain of once I’d be coming again,” stated Canelo, who underwent surgical procedure on his left hand on the finish of final yr.
“Returning to the ring and coming again to struggle in Jalisco, the place I am from, makes me particularly comfortable. And in John Ryder, I am dealing with a really aggressive fighter.”
“There isn’t any denying that Canelo is likely one of the greats and I’ve obtained loads of respect for what he is achieved within the sport however I totally imagine that is my time fulfil my dream of changing into a world champion,” stated Ryder.