Matchroom Boxing have confirmed that undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will face Britain’s John Ryder on May 6th in Mexico.
The fight will take place at the Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara, live on DAZN in the UK.
Alvarez made the first successful defence of his undisputed titles in September against old foe Gennady Golovkin in September.
The Mexican won a wide unanimous decision after twelve rounds in Las Vegas, four months on from his defeat to Dmitry Bivol up at light-heavyweight.
‘Canelo’ currently stands as one of the most decorated fighters in the sport, having won world titles in four separate weight divisions and only losing twice in the process.
Ryder meanwhile looks to score the upset in his second shot at world honours.
The 34 year old suffered a controversial defeat to Callum Smith in Liverpool three-and-a-half years ago for the WBA belt at 168lbs.
Four consecutive wins have however followed for the Londoner, including a narrow split-decision victory over former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs.
The Briton also defeated Derby’s Zach Parker inside four rounds in November after the latter suffered a fracture to his right hand.
The win left Ryder in pole position to challenge for Alvarez’s WBO super-middleweight title.
Alvarez is currently undefeated in eight fights against opponents from UK shores, a streak Ryder looks to break in May in what would surely land as one of the major upsets of 2023.