Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder


Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder headlined a PPV event on May 6, 2023. The event took place at Akron Stadium in Alvarez’s hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico.


  • Date: May 6, 2023
  • Location: Akron Stadium, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Start Time: Main Card – 8 PM ET, Prelims – 6 PM ET
  • Organizer: Matchroom Boxing


Canelo Alvarez defended his undisputed Super Middleweight Championship(WBA, IBF, WBC & WBO) against interim WBO Super Middleweight Champion(and mandatory challenger) John Ryder. This was be Canelo’s second defense of the undisputed middleweight titles.

Canelo underwent hand surgery in October 2022 after his win over Gennadiy Golovkin, which was his first title defense of undisputed middleweight titles. This fight against Ryder was considered a tune-up fight for him before he could take on bigger names like Dmitry Bivol(rematch) or David Benavidez among others.

Canelo suffered just his second professional loss in May 2022 against Dmitry Bivol. He had since defeated Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy fight in September 2022. Ryder was on a 4-fight winning streak having beaten Mike Guy, Jozef Jurko, and Daniel Jacobs before beating Zach Parker to become interim WBO Super Middleweight champion.

This was the first fight for Canelo in Mexico since he defeated Kermit Cintrón in November 2011. The event was also part of 200-year celebrations of the state of Jalisco in Mexico. Promoted by Matchroom Boxing, the event aired on Dazn streaming worldwide and was a PPV event in US and Canada.


Main Card

  • Saul “Canelo” Alvarez(c) vs. John Ryder, 12 rounds bout for WBA(Super), WBC, WBO & IBF World Super Middleweight Championship
  • Julio Cesar Martinez(c) vs Ronal Batista, 12 rounds bout for WBC World Flyweight Championship
    • Julio Cesar Martinez(c) won via TKO in round 11
  • Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela vs Stevie Spark, 10 rounds bout for WBA Inter-Continental Super Lightweight bout
    • Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela won via split decision(95-94, 94-95, 96-93)
  • Nathan Devon Rodriguez vs Alexander Mejia, 10 rounds, Featherweight
    • Nathan Devon Rodriguez won via majority decision(95-95, 96-93, 96-94)
  • Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs Ricards Bolotniks, 10 rounds, Light Heavyweight
    • Oleksandr Gvozdyk won via TKO at 1:53 of round 6

Prelims Card

  • Bek Nurmaganbet vs Argenis Espana, 8 rounds, lightweight
  • Lawrence King vs Elio German Rafael, 8 rounds, super middleweight
  • Abilkhan Amankul vs Jesus Moroyoqui Palomares, 8 rounds, super featherweight
  • Johansen Alvarez Suarez vs Johan Rodriguez Arreguin, 6 rounds, super featherweight
  • Carlos Rojo Vazquez vs Fabian Trejo Rivera, 4 rounds, super welterweight
  • Jesus Larios vs Alejandro Curiel, 4 rounds, light flyweight


Boxer NameSaul AlvarezJohn Ryder
RoleUndisputed ChampionMandatory Challenger
NickNameCaneloThe Gorilla
Height5′ 8.5″5′ 9″
CountryMexicoUnited Kingdom

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