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Boxing-Alvarez to face England’s Ryder in Mexico for undisputed crown

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will defend his undisputed super middleweight title against England’s John Ryder in May in Guadalajara, Mexico, he said on Tuesday.

It will be the first time in more than 11 years that Alvarez has fought at home since stopping Kermit Cintron in five rounds in Mexico City to retain his WBO lightweight world title.

“I will be defending my titles in Jalisco this coming May 6 at Akron Stadium against John Ryder,” Canelo said in a post on Instagram.

The Mexican retained his undisputed crown for the second time by defeating bitter Kazakhstan rival Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy clash in Las Vegas last September, before undergoing wrist surgery in November.

The 32-year-old four-weight world champion will make an emotional return to his hometown for his 63rd career fight as he approaches his 18th year as a professional.

(Reporting by Angelica Medina in Mexico City; Editring by Ken Ferris)


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