The ‘Golden Goose’ of boxing, Canelo Alvarez, is set to make his return to this home country of Mexico to perform for the first time in over a decade. The boxing great will be taking on England’s own John Ryder for all five of the super middleweight belts that Canelo has.
Read further for a betting analysis and preview on the upcoming boxing matches, along with the official Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder betting prediction prior to placing your bets this weekend.
Alvarez vs. Ryder Information
Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder
Location of the fight: Estadio Akron, Zapopan, Mexico.
Date and Time: May 6, 2023. 11 PM ET estimated ring walk.
How to Watch: DAZN PPV
Last Fight Record
Alvarez is coming off another decision victory over the living-legend Gennady Golovkin last September.
Ryder finished Zach Parker in his last bout, which was for the vacant WBO interim title, contested last November.
Alvarez vs. Ryder Betting Analysis
Alvarez holds an incredible record of 58-2-2, with 39 of those wins coming from KO. Outside of becoming one of the best boxers to ever do it, Canelo seems to still be building his legacy and isn’t slowing down.
The Mexican superstar has way more experience than Ryder–finishing over 460 professional rounds in his boxing career, while Ryder has 233. In this boxing next fight Alvarez will still be the younger, faster, and stronger athlete in the ring on Saturday night.
Ryder is a tough UK boxer with a lot of heart and plenty of skill to compete well against the best in the world at 168 lbs. Ryder has beaten 4 out of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them. He has a modest record of 32-5 in his pro boxing career, accumulating a total of 18 wins by KO as well. He has been stopped only once in his career.
The British contender is taking a big leap of faith that stems from courage when he took this fight in Mexico against Mexico’s greatest fighter since Oscar De La Hoya. The atmosphere and big moment will be very high-pressure for Ryder; how will he react?
No injuries have been reported to the Mexican Athletic Commission.
Alvarez vs. Ryder Betting Preview
The Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder betting prediction can’t be official until we break down all the betting lines for this matchup. Alvarez’s moneyline is a ridiculous -1800 as the betting favorite.
The over/under is set at 8.5 rounds and the fight going to a decision is at +350. That should tell you that the oddsmakers are predicting this fight get’s stopped by Canelo before it goes to the scorecards.
Even with the big gap in boxing betting odds for this fight, you can still find ways to make your bet both exciting, and smart. After taking a look at all the available props, spend the extra time watching old fights of both Alvarez and Ryder to see what you think might happen and how the fight will play out.
Alvarez vs. Ryder Betting Prediction
After getting through the betting preview portion of this fight, we know that the Alvarez moneyline isn’t even worth betting on. That being said, the official Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder betting prediction is that Alvarez will stop Ryder and get his hand raised in front of the Mexican faithful.
The pressure from Canelo is going to start to wear down one Ryder as the middle rounds start ticking. When Ryder gets tired, he is very proned to slow his feet down a lot and forget to move them–like bringing them with him when he is moving in and out of punching range.
That will most likely prove to be the biggest mistake for Ryder this boxing schedule, and he will most likey get stopped somewhere between the 7th and 10th rounds.
- The sneaky pick of the weekend is going to be Alvarez winning in the 8th round at +700 odds.