Undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will return to his home country Mexico to take on Britain’s John Ryder, according to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.
A fight between the pair is reportedly being finalised for May 6th in Jalisco, Mexico.
The bout would be Ryder’s second shot at world honours following his controversial points loss to Callum Smith in 2019.
The 34-year-old Brit halted Zach Parker in five rounds in November after the latter pulled out with a broken hand.
Ryder moved to next in line to challenge for Canelo’s WBO title at 168lbs in the process.
The Mexican defended his undisputed crown in a dominant trilogy fight with old rival Gennadiy Golovkin in September.
Canelo already holds victories over seven fighters, including recent wins over the aforementioned Smith and Billy-Joe Saunders.
Read Coppinger’s full report here.