Boxing’s Biggest Star Returns Home, Canelo vs Ryder Live On DAZN
Boxing’s bona fide superstar Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) defends his Undisputed Super-Middleweight title against his WBO mandatory challenger, Britain’s John Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs) at the 50,000-capacity Akron Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico this Saturday, May 6, live on DAZN PPV in the US and Canada and as part of the DAZN subscription in 190 territories including the United Kingdom.
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Ryder, a 34-year-old from Islington, London, had the best year of his career in 2022 when he decisioned former world champion Daniel Jacobs in February, a career-best win, and then claimed an inside-the-distance victory over world #1, Zach Parker at the O2 in November.
A fight with Canelo should’ve come years earlier when the 12-year veteran was unlucky to not get a win over Callum Smith for the world super middleweight title in 2019. The majority had him winning the contest. Smith went on to fight Canelo just twelve months after, an opportunity Ryder will feel could’ve been his.
Canelo, a free agent on paper, has had five of his last six bouts under Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing so it comes as no surprise that he will fight under the banner once again.
The Mexican is looking for revenge against WBA Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol who upset him last May, one of just two career defeats alongside a lopsided points decision to Floyd Mayweather a decade ago.
Should he get past Ryder, Canelo Bivol 2 is expected to materialise for September although the location, weight and other factors are very much in the air as of now.
Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder UK Time, TV Channel And Main Event Ring Walks
An 11-fight card which features former Light Heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk, WBC Flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez and more is scheduled to begin at 11:00 pm BST (6:00 pm ET, 3:00 pm PT) on the DAZN Boxing YouTube channel with the main card a little while later at 12 am BST (7 pm ET, 4 pm PT) on DAZN PPV in the US and DAZN (NOT PPV) in the UK.
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Main Event Ring Walks will occur at approximately 4:15 am BST (11:15 pm ET, 8:15 pm PT). Stay tuned to NoSmokeSport.com for more details about the undercard, running order, and fight week updates as they happen.
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Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder – Undisputed Super Middleweight Title – Sat, May 6– Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Mexico – Live On DAZN