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Canelo Álvarez vs. John Ryder Preview and Free Pick

Canelo Alvarez vs. John Ryder
Copa America 2024

This Saturday, the Mexican Saúl Canelo Álvarez and the British John Ryder will have a 12-round bout for the WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF super middleweight titles.

The fight will be at the Akron stadium, where Chivas normally play, and it will be quite a show since Canelo is a national figure and will fight again in his country after almost 12 years. In addition, he will expose his four belts with the desire to defend them at home.

For his part, Ryder arrives being very cautious with his words and showing a lot of respect for his rival, acknowledging his career and thanking the Mexican for being able to offer him this great opportunity to fight for a world title.

In addition to Álvarez’s four belts, the Puebla-Jalisco Belt will also be at stake, which will be a piece of crafts for the May 5 celebrations that commemorate the heroic deed of the Battle of Puebla and the victory of the Mexican army against the invasion of French troops in 1862.


Saturday, May 6 at 9:00 pm ET at the Akron, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Ring Walks:

9:00 PM ET

Moneyline odds: 

Canelo Álvarez -2000 

John Ryder +692

Where To Watch: 


Why bet on Canelo Álvarez?

Canelo Álvarez is the great favorite. The multiple Mexican champion arrives with the WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF super middleweight titles, and will be at home, with his audience, the more than 46 thousand fans, who will be supporting him before the fight begins.

Canelo has a record of 58 wins (39 by knockout), 2 losses, and 2 draws. His last loss was on May 7 of last year in Las Vegas against Russian Dmitry Bivol by unanimous decision, although that was in the light heavyweight division. A few months later, on September 17, on the same stage but already in the super middleweights, he recovered by beating Kazakh Gennady Golovkin in the same way.

The last time Álvarez fought in Mexico was on November 26, 2011, when he defeated Puerto Rican Kermit Cintrón by technical knockout in the fifth round at the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City.

Canelo is one of the best boxers in the world, winning many titles and awards, and among his main characteristics are being a great counterpuncher and one of the best defensive boxers. He underwent surgery and has already recovered from the injury to his left hand that did not allow him to perform at his best in his last two fights.

Álvarez has fought 34 bouts in Mexico and won 33. The other was a tie, he was barely 15 years old and it was his fifth fight as a professional.

Why bet on John Ryder?

John Ryder arrives as the villain of the film. The 34-year-old Englishman landed in Mexico with the mission and illusion of beating Canelo on his return home and taking away his titles. Ryder has already stated that he is a fan of Álvarez and that he appreciates this opportunity, but that he has conditions and comes motivated and thinking that he can win and that this is a reward for everything he has fought for in his career.

The Gorilla has a record of 32 wins, 18 of them by knockout, and 5 losses, and is the interim WBO super middleweight champion. It will be the fourth time he has fought outside the United Kingdom, the previous ones being in Austria and twice in the United States. He has won his last 5 fights and has not lost since November 23, 2019, against Callum Smith.

As his nickname says, his greatest strength is his power, in addition to being left-handed and having a very good guard. He is a boxer who likes to have the initiative and is always very offensive. It has good resistance and knows how to withstand blows. Although he is not a knockout specialist, he knows he needs to hit hard and first, because if they go to 12 rounds (as expected), Canelo will win on points.

Final Betting Analysis – Canelo Álvarez vs. John Ryder

It will be a great show for the Mexicans, but we don’t think it will be a great fight. Although Ryder has good numbers and has won important fights, in addition to having his characteristics, Canelo is one of the best boxers in the world, he has already recovered from his operation and is more than motivated on his return home. We believe he will be the winner.

At we find that Canelo Álvarez is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of -2000, while John Ryder has +692.

Go for a straight win for Canelo Álvarez in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 on the win at -2000, you will gain $5 for a total payout of $105.

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