Canelo Alvarez Could Face Ryder-Parker In May | Biden News

Canelo Alvarez Could Face Ryder-Parker In May

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By Dan Ambrose: Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez could face the winner of the November 26 bout between John ‘Gorilla’ Ryder and Zach Parker in a rematch next May.

Canelo wants to fight him Dmitry Bivolbut he doesn’t want to take it outright, seeing as how he outclassed him last May against the undefeated WBA 175-lb champion.

Ryder and Parker fight for the interim WBO super middleweight title at Wembley Stadium in London.

Like Canelo, Ryder (31-5, 17 KOs) is with Matchroom Boxing, making a fight between them easy to set up. Also, it gives Canelo a chance to fight in the UK, which is what he and his promoter Eddie Hearn have been talking about.

The 34-year-old Ryder will be target enemy for Canelo to use him for conditioning purposes because he’s a little weak and slow. As long as Canelo doesn’t gas up like he did against Bivol and Gennadiy Golovkin in their last two fights, it should be a walk in the park to defeat ‘The Gorilla’ Ryder.

“Let’s see how this fight goes,” Canelo told ESPN. “It’s a very competitive fight, and for me, I see Benavidez winning, but I’m focused on the Bivol fight.”

“The goal is to come back in May with a tuneup fight to see how I feel and then to fight Bivol again in September,” Canelo said. “That’s all I want for my job right now.”

Ryder has a tough fight with Parker unbeaten (22-0, 16 KOs) and he can lose that game. If so, Parker could be Canelo’s opponent, and it won’t be easy.

Parker is a great middleweight, but he’s not as talented-wise as the elite fighters at 168 like David Benavidez and David Morrell. Still, it won’t be an easy fight for Canelo, especially if his surgically repaired left wrist isn’t 100%.

This morning, it was revealed that Canelo will fight next May to see how his left wrist is doing after surgery before deciding whether to fight Bivol in September.

It was initially believed that Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) will take a rematch with Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) in May following the Mexican star’s victory over Golovkin last September.

Unfortunately, Canelo’s left hand changed the situation, requiring him to strike first.


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