How to watch Canelo vs John Ryder
BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch this year's Cinco de Mayo extravaganza between Mexican megastar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39KO) and skillful Brit John “The Gorilla” Ryder (32-5, 18KO).
All the fight details in full below:
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Time: Main card starts at 12am GMT
Venue: Akron Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico
Ringwalks: Main event ringwalks expected from around 5am UK time (Sunday, May 7)
Rounds scheduled: 12 three-minute championship rounds at super-middleweight (168lbs)
Titles: Canelo's undisputed super-middleweight titles are on the line
Undercard Highlights: Julio Cesar Martinez vs Ronal Batista for the WBC World flyweight
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How to Watch
You can watch the main card via the DAZN App from 12am GMT (Sunday morning), which can be streamed via phone, tablet, PlayStation, XBox, or smart TV.
Price: DAZN subscription costs £9.99 per month.
Canelo heads back to Mexico for his first fight on home soil since 2011 in what will serve as his second undisputed super-middleweight title defence to John Ryder.
His 63rd opponent is well known to British fight fans and also familiar across the Atlantic too, having fought and won in America twice recently. The first was Cinco de Mayo in 2019, where he spectacularly blasted unbeaten Aussie Bilal Akkawy away in three rounds to win the WBA Interim super-middleweight title on the Canelo vs Daniel Jacobs undercard; then he fought on a Golovkin undercard in Florida in 2020, outpointing Mike Guy widely over 10-rounds. It was that fight that kickstarted his current four-fight win streak to take him into this 38th bout and biggest fight of his entire career.
Canelo has beaten all three of those opponents just mentioned. He worked out Billy Joe's patterns to land an hellacious uppercut in round eight; he dominated Jacobs early but the "Miracle Man" came back strongly late on, Canelo winning on points; and he enjoyed a one-sided fight against Smith to win widely on points.
The 32-year-old will be looking to put on a real show for his fellow Mexicans in his homecoming, so Ryder is due a tough night.Full fight preview
Canelo: “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. 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.
“I think it’s the perfect time. A long time ago I wanted to fight in Guadalajara, but I think this is the perfect moment, the perfect fight to bring to Guadalajara.
“I’m so excited to show everybody they’re wrong. I feel very good. I have a lot of years in my career; 17 years as a pro. I’ve had injuries too. I’m not at my best but I’m very motivated and I’m very happy to be in the gym, to train at 100 per cent, and they’re going to see what is coming. I’m very excited and motivated.
“He [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.
“It will be one of the best moments in my career for sure. The fight with Billy Joe Saunders in Dallas was amazing, one of the most enjoyable fights I’ve ever been in. I think in Guadalajara it will be the same or even more.”
Ryder: “It’s a great opportunity that has not been gifted. I’ve worked hard at this for years. Like you said, I’ve suffered the highs, the lows, the bottom of the barrel, really. I’d like to take time to thank you, Saul and Eddie, for making this fight happen.
“We’re all in big fights and Tony’s been a rock in my career and someone that’s brought me back from the bottom and believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself, and I thank him for that. I also thank the family and friends, you, Charlie, for sticking by me and livening me up at times. Down to my mum and dad, my partner, and you know what, down to myself because if I give up on myself then I won’t be here. I’ve dug deep, I’ve done what I’ve had to do, I’ve worked hard to get back into this mandatory position, took the right fights at the right times, and I’m just really pleased to be here.
“Obviously the decision went against us in 2019, then the Covid times hit, which really messed everything up, but like you say, and I truly believe, timing is everything in this sport. It waits for no man, but the timing is right for me now. I’m not here for a holiday and I wouldn’t bring the team with me, have the team around me that I have if I didn’t believe I could win. I’m going, leaving no stone unturned, putting everything in this camp and truly believe I can come away victorious on May 6.”
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “Canelo has only really struggled against elite fighters with excellent jabs such as Floyd Mayweather, Erislandy Lara, Gennadiy Golovkin, Dmitry Bivol, but Ryder doesn't really have much of a jab, but he is one of the best inside fighters in the world. Canelo likes to fight at mid-range so it'll be interesting to see who controls the distance and whether Ryder is able to get inside of Canelo where he can do his best work. However much I rate Ryder, he is more of a contender. He was brilliant against Billy Joe Saunders in their tight contest almost 10 years ago now; he dominated and deserved to win in his WBA World title fight with Callum Smith in 2019; then he came back well after being behind to Daniel Jacobs in his last fight, although I thought he lost still despite getting the debatable win. Canelo is elite and Ryder is just short of that, in my opinion. I think Canelo wins on points or via late stoppage.”
Betting Odds (Betway)
CANELO ALVAREZ: 168lbs
JOHN RYDER: 167.1lbs
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