Canelo Alvarez against John Ryder

Canelo Alvarez secures a homecoming victory via decision against tough opponent John Ryder

Canelo Alvarez proves his unbeatable status in his division. Despite initially teasing a retirement, the Mexican boxing sensation, Canelo, continued in his impressive and impeccable form, overwhelming the gritty John Ryder during the 12-round bout to unanimously win and defend his WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring titles.

The judges scored the bout 120-107 and 118-109 in favor of Alvarez. The victory maintains his undisputed status and proves that he is there to stay. Alvarez extended his compliments to Ryder after the fight, while also expressing his joy at competing in Mexico for the first time since 2010.

Post-match, he addressed his future, confirming his preference for a rematch with the WBA super-light heavyweight champion, Dmitry Bivol, who defeated Canelo in May 2022. “We want a rematch with Bivol; that’s common knowledge,” Alvarez stated. “But the circumstances must remain the same as the first fight, with me going up in weight to challenge him.”

Undeniably, Ryder displayed impressive determination during his bout against Canelo, taking the punches and attempting to close the distance and fight back. Despite being injured by a clean blow to the face that left him bloodied in the early rounds, he recovered but was genuinely struggling during the fifth when a stiff 1-2 combination left him reeling on one knee.

After miraculously surviving a rain of blows from Canelo, he continued to battle on, but it was the champion who continued to demonstrate dominance throughout the remaining rounds. Canelo has cemented his unbeatable status as he secured his second victory since his loss to Bivol, the previous one being a decision win over longstanding rival Gennady Golovkin in September 2021. Conversely, this fight broke Ryder’s impressive four-win streak.

In conclusion, Canelo’s exceptional performance against John Ryder, and his steadfast willingness to compete with Dmitry Bivol in the future, reconfirms that he is one of the best in the sport, and there is no sign of his dominance diminishing anytime soon.


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