Canelo vs Ryder Undercard Information

Canelo vs Ryder Undercard Information

Canelo vs Ryder Undercard According To BoxRec

Boxing’s bona fide superstar Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) will defend 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 on Saturday, May 6, live on DAZN PPV in the US and Canada and as part of the DAZN subscription in 190 territories.

In the co-feature, Mexico’s Julio Cesar Martinez (19-2, 14 KOs) defends his WBC Flyweight title against Panama’s Ronal Batista (15-2, 9 KOs). Martinez was supposed to face his mandatory challenger McWilliams Arroyo on this card but that bout looks to once again be delayed.

Batista, a super flyweight with little profile, is coming off three consecutive wins since his decision loss to Mikhail Aloyan (4-1) in Russia in 2019. Martinez last fought in December when he scored a 12-round majority decision win over Spain’s Samuel Carmona.

This shouldn’t be too difficult of a task for Martinez and the plan will likely be a unification fight as soon as possible. Sunny Edwards and Bam Rodriguez, should he win tonight, are expected to meet in a unification fight in July leaving Ukraine’s WBA champion Artem Dalakian for Martinez.

Former WBC Light Heavyweight champion Ukraine’s Oleksandr Gvozdyk (18-1, 14 KOs) will face Latvia’s Ricards Bolotniks (19-6-1).

Bolotniks was supposed to face Craig Richards on the April 1 Anthony Joshua-Jermaine Franklin undercard in a reschedule of their Nov 26 fight, which fell apart at the 11th hour due to an illness from Richards, but the Londoner suffered a hand injury ruling him out of a fight with Bolotniks for the second time.

‘Lion’ Bolotniks instead gets an opportunity on another major card against Gvozdyk, who was at one point considered a top 3 in the division. Gvozdyk has only laced up the gloves once in a professional ring since his tenth rounds stoppage defeat at the hands of Artur Beterbiev in Oct 2019 – a six-round decision win in February.

Gvozdyk has teamed up with Canelo’s trainer Eddy Reynoso who has assisted him in landing a slot on the undercard.

Australia’s Stevie Spark (16-2, 14 KOs) and Mexico’s Gabriel Valenzuela (26-3-1, 16 KOs) clash on the show in a 10-round Super Lightweight attraction for Valenzuela’s WBA Continental title.

Spark upset Montana Love in Cleveland last November. The Aussie dropped Love in the second and was bizarrely thrown out of the ring by the American in the sixth which led to Spark winning via disqualification.

Valenzuela also faced Love last May when he suffered a decision loss on the Canelo Bivol undercard in a largely forgettable fight. Since then he has bounced back with a first-round KO over Yves Ulysse Jr in Canada.

Canelo Ryder Prelims

Nathan Devon Rodriguez (10- 0) VS Alexander Mejia (19-5), 10 Rounds Featherweight

Bek Nurmaganbet (8-0) VS Argenis Espana (15-1), 8 Rounds Lightweight

Lawrence King (11-1) VS Elio German Rafael (19-4), 8 Rounds Super Middleweight

Abilkhan Amankul (2-0) VS Jesus Moroyoqui Palomares (7-3-1), 8 Rounds Super Featherweight

Johansen Alvarez Suarez (9-0-1) VS Johan Rodriguez Arreguin (4-0), 6 Rounds Super Featherweight

Jesus Larios (0-0) VS Alejandro Curiel (0 -0-1), 4 Rounds Light Flyweight

Carlos Rojo Vazquez (7-0) VS TBA, 4 Rounds Super Welterweight

(Card according to BoxRec)

By NoSmokeSport

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