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Canelo Alvarez v John Ryder Betting Odds, Free Bets & Predictions


There’s nothing quite like a Canelo fight around the Cinco de Mayo Mexican holiday.

The pound-for-pound multi-weight world superstar heads home to Guadalajara for the first time in 12 years this weekend, taking on the massive underdog John Ryder in the super-middleweight division.

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Canelo vs Ryder Odds and Betting Tips

British contender Ryder has forced the hand of Canelo after winning the WBO interim title and himself is on a good run of four wins in a row.

The unified world super-middleweight titles are on the line inside the Estadio Akron as the Mexican looks to stretch his meaty record past it’s current standing of 58-2-2 (39).

Canelo is a massive favourite with the bookmakers and can be found as short as an incredible 1/20 with Betfred to win in the early hours of Sunday morning.

But this is boxing, and as we know, anything can happen when that bell goes...

Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Betting Markets

There are a number of betting markets available for the Canelo vs Ryder fight on Saturday May 6, 2023.

Whether you want to pick an outright winner, the method of victory or what round the fight will end, various bookmakers will enable you to make these wagers.

A couple of examples are listed below:

Method of Victory? i.e “To win by KO / Decision”

How do you think the fight will end, specifically? A Method of Victory bet allows the customer to predict which fighter will win the fight and how.

For example, if you think Canelo’s power will be too much for Ryder, then backing Canelo Alvarez to win by KO/TKO (currently priced at 4/11 with Paddy Power) would be your best bet.

If you think that Ryder’s technical ability is underrated and he can win a fight the scorecards – much like Dmitry Bivol was able to do – then you might want to place a wager on John Ryder to win via Decision or Technical Decision (currently priced at 22/1 with Paddy Power).

Will The Fight Go the Distance? Yes / No odds

The Will The Fight Go the Distance market is simply backing or laying the knockout.

You can find some bangers in the super-middleweight division and Canelo has won 39 of his career fights by stoppage.

When betting on this market make sure you note how many rounds the fight is scheduled for – in this case, twelve.

Betting on Canelo Alvarez

Betting on Canelo Alvarez is big business.

The four-weight world champion is still the star attraction in world boxing and receives interest from all over the globe when he steps foot inside the ring.

But due to his popularity and dominance over the past decade, he usually starts a fight as a big favourite in the betting.

He has received some favourable scorecards from judges in the past and this is often reflected in his ante post price.

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Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight Overview

If we are being completely honest, this is a bit of a mismatch in the 168-pound division.

John Ryder may well have strung together a good run of victories, but Canelo is a seasoned campaigner in this weight class and is without defeat as a super-middleweight.

If you add the discrepancy in skill to the setting of a Mexican homecoming, then it feels like it’s going to be pretty one-way traffic in Guadalajara.

Canelo is a vicious puncher with a trademark left hook able to hurt the very best in the division, and with five losses on his record already throughout his career, Ryder knows how to lose.

His southpaw stance will perhaps ask a few different questions of Canelo, but this didn’t prove an issue when he stopped Billy Joe Saunders in 2021.

Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39KO)

Canelo Alvarez is still one of the best pound-for-pound stars of the sport.

His two losses – to Floyd Mayweather in 2013 and Dmitry Bivol in 2022 – came three divisions apart, underlining his willingness to jump up and down the divisions in order to secure the biggest and best names.

But his natural weight is now super-middleweight and he has swept the division’s belts via comprehensive wins over Gennady Golovkin, Caleb Plant, Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith and Avni Yildirim since 2020.

Another jump up to light-heavyweight is expected of the 32-year-old if he can navigate past Ryder this weekend, in an attempt to avenge his loss to Russian Dmitry Bivol.

John Ryder (32-5, 18KO)

John Ryder is in this position thanks to winning the WBO interim title at 168-pounds against Zach Parker last November.

This impressive five-round blowout followed on from a huge victory over Daniel Jacobs in February – the best name on his record by some distance.

Ryder is 34 and has been active in and around the domestic scene throughout his career suffering defeats to the like of Callum Smith, Rocky Fielding, Jack Arnfield, Nick Blackwell and Billy Joe Saunders – three opponents that Canelo Alvarez has recorded wins against.

Ryder is the ultimate pressure fighter and he showed against Smith that he is very skilled on the inside. He did have success against the rangy Smith getting in close and he will no doubt try and ruffle Canelo early on.

Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder FAQ’s

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When and where is Canelo v Ryder fight?

Saturday May 6, 2023 inside the Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Mexico

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What are the pre fight odds for Canelo to beat Ryder?

Canelo Alvarez is 1/16 with bet365 to win the fight and John Ryder is 9/1 with bet365 to win the fight.

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What time is the Canelo v Ryder fight and where can I watch it?

You can watch the Canelo vs Ryder fight live and exclusive on DAZN and the ring walks are expected around 04:00 UK time on Sunday, May 7.

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