Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Odds, Prediction & How to Watch (Don't Expect an Upset Inside Akron Stadium)
By Larry Rupp
One of the most highly anticipated boxing matches of the year is upon us, with Canelo Alvarez and John Ryder meeting in a super middleweight division fight. Here is everything bettors and boxing fans need to know about this matchup.
Alvarez vs Ryder Fight Info, Broadcast & Start Time
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) vs. John Ryder (32-5-0, 18 KOs)
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Fight Time: PPV Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Akron Stadium – Zapopan, Mexico
Broadcast: Showtime PPV and DAZN
Alvarez and Ryder meet in the ring with a lot on the line on Saturday night. This bout is labeled as a Super Middleweight Championship as the IBF, WBA, WWBC and WBO belts are up for grabs. Both of these storied fighters are known for their discipline, but one of them will falter under the bright lights.
What Time is Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder?
The Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder PPV fight card will begin at 7 p.m. ET. Main event ringwalks will depend on how long the earlier fights go, but the estimated time is 11 p.m. ET.
Alvarez vs Ryder Tale of the Tape
Alvarez vs Ryder Odds & Betting Info
All boxing odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Canelo Alvarez: (-1800)
- John Ryder: (+940)
- Draw: (+2600)
Method of Victory:
- Canelo Alvarez by KO/TKO: (-370)
- Canelo Alvarez by Points or Decision: (+430)
- John Ryder by KO/TKO: (+1600)
- John Ryder by Points or Decision: (+1700)
With more experience in the ring, Alvarez enters this bout as a massive favorite, which has been the case for a majority of the fights in his career. The differences in these odds are overwhelming both from a moneyline and victory props viewpoint as a KO/TKO win for Alvarez is listed as the most likely outcome by far. Oddsmakers suggest Ryder has his work cut out for him on Saturday evening.
Alvarez vs Ryder Prediction & Best Bet
There are a lot of storylines attached to this fight, including the fact that Canelo Alvarez has not fought in his home country of Mexico in over 11 years. He is going to be pumped to put on a show in front of a supportive crowd and history suggests that won't be too hard for the 32-year-old to accomplish.
Alvarez has already beaten Joe Saunders and Callum Smith in his career, which is notable given those boxers represent two of the five losses Ryder has suffered in his career. Canelo has also only been tested by fighters with incredible jabs, which is not something Ryder is known for within the industry.
A few rounds of study should allow Alvarez to figure out Ryder's weaknesses and exploit them in a way he has done to so many fighters in the past. After all, Alvarez's 67% knockout percentage is nothing to scoff at. All it takes is a big body shot or a stunning haymaker to send Ryder to the mat.
Bet: Canelo Alvarez by KO/TKO (-370)
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