Canelo Alvarez and John Ryder remain in the procedure of hammering out an offer for an undeniable extremely middleweight champion fight on May 6, sources informed ESPN.
The website has actually not been chosen yet, sources stated, however the contest is prepared for to occur in Jalisco, Mexico, which would bring a long-awaited homecoming fight for the leading fighter.
Alvarez is from the capital of Jalisco, Guadalajara. Akron Stadium, a soccer place with a capability of 46,000-plus, is the prominent prospect, according to ESPN Deportes’ Salvador Rodriguez, though 3 other places in Jalisco are possibilities, consisting of Jalisco Stadium.
The fight will be Canelo’s initially in Mexico because 2011, when he dominated Kermit Cintron to keep his 154-pound title. That bout remained in Mexico City. Alvarez hasn’t completed in Guadalajara because 2010, prior to he got his very first champion.
Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) will step inside the ropes for the very first time because he went through left wrist surgical treatment in October. The treatment followed Canelo’s win over Gennadiy Golovkin in September to liquidate their trilogy.
The injury likewise prevented him in an upset loss to Dmitry Bivol in May at 175 pounds, Alvarez’s very first defeat because he was routed by Floyd Mayweather in 2013. The 32-year-old is ESPN’s No. 5 pound-for-pound fighter.
Ryder, a 34-year-old Londoner, will be a significant underdog in his 2nd world-title chance. He was on the incorrect end of a questionable choice when he challenged Callum Smith for his 168-pound title in 2019.
Since the defeat, Ryder has actually won 4 successive bouts. His newest 2 triumphes came against Daniel Jacobs and Zach Parker in 2015, in February and November, respectively. The triumph over Jacobs was a tight choice, while Parker retired on his stool with a damaged hand following Round 4.
Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs) won the uninhabited WBO interim title when he beat Parker, so Canelo might be in position to satisfy among the commitments for the 4 168-pound titles he has. Ryder, a pressure-fighting southpaw, is ESPN’s No. 4 extremely middleweight.
Alvarez, on the other hand, wishes for a rematch with Bivol in September, however this time at 168 pounds for his undeniable champion. Bivol has actually revealed a determination to fall in weight, so the bout might come true as soon as Alvarez surpasses Ryder as anticipated.
Canelo is an advertising and network complimentary representative, however he’ll be defending Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing on DAZN for the 3rd successive fight.