NEW YORK – Canelo Alvarez would possibly lastly combat in his dwelling nation once more.
Promoter Eddie Hearn knowledgeable BoxingScene.com on Thursday that Alvarez’s subsequent combat may happen in his native Mexico. Guadalajara’s Alvarez will return to the ring Might 6, maybe in opposition to John Ryder, and the undisputed tremendous middleweight champion’s choice, in accordance with Hearn, is to field in Mexico for the primary time in additional than 11 years.
Hearn mentioned the following combat for Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) earlier than a press convention at Madison Sq. Backyard to advertise Matchroom Boxing’s Amanda Serrano-Erika Cruz card Saturday evening at MSG’s Hulu Theater.
“Canelo actually needs to combat in Mexico,” Hearn stated. “Once more, each time you make that transfer you must sadly take it on the chin that you simply’re gonna make rather a lot much less cash. However once more, he’s doing OK. And he’ll nonetheless make some huge cash to combat in Mexico. I believe he needs to take the combat to the individuals, and Ryder might be in the correct mix for that.”
London’s Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs) gained the WBO interim tremendous middleweight title in his final combat, an injury-induced, fifth-round technical knockout of England’s Zach Parker (22-1, 16 KOs) on November 26 at O2 Enviornment in London. By beating Parker, Ryder, 34, turned the necessary challenger for considered one of Alvarez’s 4 168-pound championships.
“I believe the combat shall be in the USA or in Mexico,” Hearn stated. “And I believe it’ll be John Ryder. , he’s the necessary. It’s not confirmed, however you already know, I really feel like that would be the subsequent combat.”
Hearn added that Eddy Reynoso, Alvarez’s coach and supervisor, is inspecting the viability of “three or 4 venues” in Mexico for this DAZN Pay-Per-View primary occasion. If Alvarez’s return isn’t staged in Mexico, it’ll possible be held in Las Vegas, the place 15 of his previous 22 fights have taken place.
Alvarez, 32, hasn’t fought in Mexico since November 2011. He stopped former IBF welterweight champ Kermit Cintron within the fifth spherical of that bout at Monumental Plaza de Toros, a legendary bullring in Mexico Metropolis.
The four-division champion most not too long ago out-pointed rival Gennadiy Golovkin unanimously of their third combat. Alvarez had surgical procedure to restore his broken left wrist just a few weeks after he beat Kazakhstan’s Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) of their 12-round, 168-pound championship match September 17 at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He may be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.