Alvarez, Canelo In his homecoming fight on May 6 at 48,000-seat Akron Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, Alvarez will face capable but limited John Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs) rather than a more significant threat. Since 2011, the undisputed 168-pound champion has not fought there.
Canelo Alvarez’s last 22 fights have all been in the United States, including his first defeat in nearly a decade, a decision loss to 175-pound titleholder Dmitry Bivol last May.
“He (John Ryder) has everything to win, nothing to lose, right? He’s always there, fighting with the good fighters trying to get that opportunity, and now he got it. It’s going to be a danger for me, but I feel good.”
“The press conference in Guadalajara was an unbelievable moment for me because I saw my grandma, my dad, my mom, my brothers, my family there,” he said.
“A lot of media guys I saw when I started boxing. For me, I feel very proud and happy to bring this fight to Guadalajara and give the people some of the experience I have in other places as the best in the world. …”