Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion, will defend his titles against mandatory challenger John Ryder in Mexico on Saturday. This will be the first time in more than ten years that he will compete in his native land. The Canelo vs. Ryder pay-per-view main event, which starts at 4 p.m. ET from Guadalajara, the hometown of Alvarez, features a 12-round fight. This fight is a continuation of Alvarez’s tradition of fighting on or close to Cinco de Mayo weekend. In a title fight against Dmitry Bivol at light heavyweight a year ago this weekend, he was unsuccessful, but he bounced back in September with a victory over Golovkin in the first of a three-fight series to defend his super middleweight titles.
According to the most recent Canelo Alvarez vs. John Ryder betting odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook, Alvarez is a -1,600 betting favourite (risk $1,600 to win $100), while Ryder pays a price of +900. Rounds completed as a whole had an 8.5 over/under. Check out Peter Kahn’s boxing predictions and betting pointers before committing to any Ryder vs. Canelo choices.
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Review of the Canelo Alvarez vs. John Ryder fight
November 2011 was Alvarez’s most recent fight in Mexico. By stopping experienced challenger Kermit Cintron in the fifth round, he successfully defended the WBC light middleweight championship. Even though he was just 21 years old, it had been over two years since his first professional defeat to Floyd Mayweather. It was also his 40th bout in the ring.
Alvarez, who is now 32 and 58-2-2 with 39 knockouts, has established himself as this generation’s greatest attraction and is perhaps the finest boxer in the sport. Since his last match in Mexico, most of his fights have been high-profile, high-stakes main events in Las Vegas, with sporadic appearances in Texas, Florida, and New York thrown in.
Alvarez is well-aware of the legacy of the sport and has often expressed his goal to achieve as many milestones as he can before hanging up his gloves. He told the media this week that he intends to give his local supporters a great show for Saturday’s fight and that he is looking forward to finally going back to his origins.
In order to prevent his championships from being stripped, Alvarez has traditionally honoured contests against required challengers. In Ryder, a competitor with a history of success against him, he is also renowned for never underestimating an adversary.
13-year veteran Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs) has held a number of minor titles over his career. It was his first previous attempt at a major title.
Since then, he has amassed four victories in a row, including the WBO interim super middleweight title-winning fifth-round knockout of Zach Parker in November of last year. A powerful southpaw, Ryder advances and sets up his other blows with a lead body jab. He has a reputation for remaining strong and exhausting his opponents in the latter stages of battles. At SportsLine, find out who to support.
How to choose your Ryder vs. Alvarez bets
According to the most recent boxing odds at Caesars, Kahn favours the Under 8.5 round spread at a price of -115. A call on the money line was also made by him, and he secured two prop bets, one of which pays more than +300. Only at SportsLine can you find such options.