Mexicans Turn On Canelo For Fighting Ryder – ‘Mid-Level On Down’

Few things are more coveted than a title shot, as John Ryder prepares himself to face Canelo Alvarez on May 6th, 2023. 

The Mexican is defending his undisputed super middleweight titles against the Brit with a view to having a rematch with Dmitry Bivol.

While he cannot overlook Ryder, the fact of the matter is that the Brit has fallen short on each occasion at world level. 

He lost his bouts against Billy Joe Saunders, Rocky Fielding, and Callum Smith. Interestingly, all three of them have also faced Alvarez and ended up losing to him.

Canelo’s decision to fight Ryder has therefore raised question marks over his caliber of opposition since leaving HBO.

In his first fight since then, Rocky Fielding was outgunned by Canelo with a body shot, while his last fight with DAZN has pitted him with Ryder, who previously lost to Fielding.

Despite the question marks, Ryder is ready to put on a show.

“I’m not here for a holiday and I wouldn’t bring the team with me, have the team around me that I have if I didn’t believe I could win.

“I’m going, leaving no stone unturned, putting everything in this camp and truly believe I can come away victorious,” Ryder

Mexican Reaction

Nevertheless, the Mexican boxing community has called out Canelo over his choice of opponents. Step forward: Juan Manuel Marquez.

The former four-division champion knows a thing or two about fighting the best, having faced Manny Pacquiao on three occasions.

Therefore, the decision to fight Ryder, who has failed to muster up a world title, has been slammed.

“A regular fighter, from mid-level on down. When you are world champion, you have to face whoever, be it Mexican, European,” Marquez

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