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Canelo was intrigued by Ryder Fight in May


Via Sean Jones: Undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez is curious about the possibility of a bout against John ‘The Gorilla’ Ryder in May.

Canelo promoter Eddie Hearn got his start early, pitching the idea of ​​a Canelo-Ryder match this coming Mayo’s Cinco de Mayo weekend in London, England.

Hearn believes the fight between Canelo and Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs) will excite many British fans. He could be wrong.

Canelo uses the UK as a personal pit

Boxing fans will likely see this as another example of Canelo using the UK as a fox hole to hide in from opposing talented opposition such as David Benavidez, Dmitry Bivol, David Morrell, Jermall Charlo and Artur Beterbiev.

When a person avoids a problem, it is still there when they come out of their personal pit.

Canelo must face his fears by capturing the people he’s after and dealing with what could come from there. If Canelo is wiped out by Bivol, Benavidez, Morrell Charlo or Beterbiev, it’s safe to say he tried.

“It would be interesting to play him in London. Because he came from there, it will be huge [clash],” Canelo said in a Press Conference.

Ryder would fit Canelo like a boost confidence to help him get back to his impressive looks as he hasn’t shined since the match against Avni Yildirim in 2021. Canelo hasn’t looked well in recent matches against Billy Joe Saunders, Caleb Plant, Gennadiy Golovkin and Dmitry Bivol.

For his part, Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) seems to be buying the idea of ​​fighting 34-year-old Ryder, saying it will be a “big” fight when/if it plays out. It’s pathetic that Canelo is now reduced to viewing the fight against little-known rival Ryder as an example of a “big battle”.

American fans don’t care about Canelo-Ryder

American boxing fans won’t be excited about Canelo fighting Ryder, and it’s questionable whether the streaming giant is excited about that bout, since it’s another unknown opponent. of the Mexican star. Over the past few years, Canelo has battled these lackluster opponents:

  • Avni Yildirim
  • Rocky Fielding
  • Billy Joe Saunders
  • Callum Smith
  • Daniel Jacobs

“The truth is I haven’t talked about it and haven’t negotiated the opponent either,” Canelo said of his fight with Ryder. “I am focused on rehabilitating my hand and seeing how I feel in January. And see what the doctor told me.

We’ll see if it’s Ryder or any other opponent; I don’t mind.”

If Canelo wants to please fans in the US and UK, he has to face someone who both countries find appealing. Like I said, Ryder won’t interest US fans and it’s unclear if even Britons will be excited about this match as ‘Gorilla’ is not a big star in the UK.

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