Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will defend his undisputed super-middleweight titles in opposition to British contender John Ryder in Mexico on Could 6.
The Mexican star returns in opposition to 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 competition, together with wins over Daniel Jacobs and Zach Parker.
“I really feel actually joyful to be coming again in Could as a result of following my surgical procedure, I used to be not sure of once I’d be coming again,” mentioned Canelo, who underwent surgical procedure on his left hand on the finish of final 12 months.
“Returning to the ring and coming again to struggle in Jalisco, the place I am from, makes me particularly joyful. And in John Ryder, I am going through a really aggressive fighter.”
“There is no denying that Canelo is among the greats and I’ve received numerous respect for what he is achieved within the sport however I totally imagine that is my time fulfil my dream of turning into a world champion,” mentioned Ryder.