Canelo Alvarez returned home to Mexico with a win tonight over John Ryder, grinding out a decision over 12 rounds in a fight he seemed to have in the bag in the first half, and more than just the question of whether he won the fight — he did — it’s a question of how impressive was he?
Early scanning online hasn’t seemed terribly impressed, and as always after a big fight, we turn to social media to see what the fighters’ fellow pros in and around the in-ring game had to say.
To be quite honest, there frankly just wasn’t a lot out there tonight, speaking to the general lack of pre-fight interest anywhere outside of Mexico, but Canelo’s former promoter, who used to make a lot of money promoting Canelo’s greatness, got a minor shot in, and a few others had quick thoughts of their own.
Nadie jamás va a ser Julio César Chávez— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) May 7, 2023
No body will ever be @Jcchavez115
Pretty good one sided fight. I saw a few adjustments Canelo may not have been told that may have ended the fight prematurely. Talking about it and more LIVE on @ThePorterWayPod Tuesday! #CaneloRyder #TPWP— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) May 7, 2023
Ryder has a set of bollocks on him.— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) May 7, 2023
Tough night for him but stuck with it.
Canelo gets his homecoming victory but will probably be privately disappointed he went the distance. #CaneloRyder
I told everyone Canelo won’t knock him out— Richardson Hitchins (@HeIsRichardson) May 7, 2023