Canelo Alvarez and John Ryder are set for Saturday, as the two fighters both made weight today in Mexico.
Canelo weighed in at 167½ lbs, just under the limit, while Ryder came in at an even 168, right on the limit for the bout, which will see Alvarez defend his undisputed super middleweight championship — the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO titles, as well as his Ring Magazine championship.
Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KO) will be fighting for the first time since last September, when he beat Gennadiy Golovkin in a trilogy bout, followed by a wrist surgery. If he wins on Saturday — which is expected — he is anticipated to face Dmitry Bivol in a rematch in September, back up at light heavyweight.
For Ryder (32-5, 18 KO), this is the fight of a lifetime for the British veteran and current WBO mandatory challenger. The 34-year-old “Gorilla” won two fights in 2022, though both kind of oddly. His February victory over Daniel Jacobs was a disputed decision at best, and his November win over Zach Parker came when Parker had to retire from the bout after four rounds due to a broken hand.