Despite Being ‘Worthy’ of His Respect, Renowned Promoter Gives No Chance to Canelo Alvarez’s Next Opponent

Published 03/18/2023, 8:51 AM EDT

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Canelo Alvarez is all ready for his homecoming fight. The Mexican will be getting in the ring against the British boxer John Ryder. Alvarez will be stepping inside the ring in his hometown after 11 years. But, his opponent, the current WBO interim super middleweight champion John Ryder has been drawing attention to himself since the finalization of the fight. The Brit will be facing one of his most formidable opponents this May, and his winning chances are already subject to a lot of doubt.

A prominent American promoter recently revealed his thoughts on Ryder’s bout against the ‘Cinnamon.’ Even though the Brit has the promoter’s respect, he has failed to inculcate confidence in winning against the world’s current undisputed super-middleweight champion.

American Promoter’s thoughts on John Ryder


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American promoter Lou DiBella took to Twitter to respond to a former professional boxer’s take on John Ryder’s upcoming fight against Alvarez. Barry McGuigan, an Irish promoter, replied to a fan who claimed that Ryder is a good fighter but winning against ‘Saul’ is out of the question for him.

DiBella weighed in on this Twitter conversation and shared his opinion on the British fighter. The 62-year-old wrote, “He beat Callum. He lost to Rocky Fielding. He’s worthy of respect. He has no chance, though.” Ryder has DiBella’s respect. Even though the result of the fight doesn’t say it, Ryder is the real winner in the eyes of DiBella in his fight against Callum Smith.

It seems like Alvarez is the favorite in this fight. But Ryder cannot be undermined. He is training hard for the fight and is worthy of respect for his hard work and dedication. DiBella also recently discussed a controversy involving a former British football player. 


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What are the odds for John Ryder?

Ryder has established himself as an excellent super-middleweight prospect known as’ The Gorilla’ among his fans. He has a professional record of 32 wins and 5 losses but Alvarez will be the toughest opponent the Brit has ever faced in his career. And the world is ready to witness the clash of these two super-middleweights.

But the question remains does Ryder pose a significant threat to the undisputed champion? Ryder has proved himself over and over again. And this fight with Alvarez will be his golden opportunity to become the next super-middleweight undisputed champion.


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The boxing world will be tuning in to watch this title fight between these contenders. What are your thoughts on this fight? Who do you think will prevail? Let us know in the comments.

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Agrim Sharma

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Agrim Sharma is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. Having an Economics background did not deviate him from finding his passion for writing. With two years of professional content writing experience, he learned that the best way to channel his love for the sport of boxing is by writing.

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