UNDISPUTED super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will return home to defend his four title belts against Brit John Ryder next month.
Canelo will be fighting at 168lbs in his hometown at the Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, Mexico, for the first time in over 11 years.
Canelo Alvarez showed off his belts at the San Diego conference
It will be his first bout since beating Gennady Golovkin by unanimous decision last September, in the final fight of a thrilling trilogy.
32-year-old Canelo had surgery on his left hand late last year, but a speedy recovery means he is ready to take on his next title defence as he looks to avenge his shock loss to Dmitry Bivol at light heavyweight.
John Ryder, a southpaw, will be challenging for Canelo’s WBC, WBA, WBO & IBF titles and will be a considerable underdog.
The 34-year-old hasn’t fought for a world title since his controversial loss to Callum Smith in 2019. However, he’s coming into the bout with a four-fight unbeaten run after stopping the previously unbeaten Zach Parker last year.
How to watch Canelo vs Ryder in the UK:
The fight will be sown live on DAZN.
Subscription to DAZN starts from £9.99 per month and can be purchased here.
The bout can also be streamed on DAZN.com or via the DAZN app, or on HD Sky Box owners can sign up to watch the fight on DAZN 1 on channel 429.
What time will Canelo vs Ryder start in the UK?
The fight will take place on Saturday, May 6.
It is scheduled to have 12 rounds.
The time of the main event will be around 5am on Sunday, May 7 in the UK – but the exact time is not confirmed.
Canelo vs Ryder full card
The full card for the Meixco bout is yet to be announced.
Check back at SunSport for more updates on the event’s undercards and start times.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Boxing, exactly?
Boxing involves two people trying to knock each others out with punches in the face and head. Boxing is a sport where you aim to knock out your opponent as hard and as painlessly as possible. Both boxers need to be able throw punches at high speeds in order to achieve this. They should also have excellent hand-eye coordination.
How to protect yourself
When you’re being attacked, you must always protect your head. It is your goal to not get punched. You must know how to stop an incoming punch. Here’s the way to do it.
- Keep your shoulders square and tall.
- Keep your elbows close to your sides.
- Your forearm can block the punch coming from your opponent.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking until the attacker runs away.
- Do not let up on your defense.
How can a beginner learn to box at home?
Boxing is one of the oldest sports known to man. Boxing was developed in ancient times to train warriors for fighting against foes. Boxing is still widely practised today. Boxing doesn’t require you to attend a gym. To box, all you need are a pair gloves and punching bags.
There are many local amateur boxing groups that you can join to train with professionals. Once you master basic punches & combinations, you will be ready for competition in tournaments.
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
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These are the basics of boxing
How to effectively box
Boxing is one the most well-known sports in the world. It is made up of two competitors who aim to knock the head off each other. Different countries have different rules. There are three types generally of boxing: Amateur (Professional) and Olympic (Olympic).
Amateur boxing is often practiced at school, college, or university. This boxing style includes sparring sessions without protection, using padded gloves. Amateur boxing competitions usually last three rounds and last five minutes each. There are many styles to amateur boxing like Kickboxing. Muay Thai. Taekwondo. Karate. Judo. Wrestling.
Boxing is typically practiced in clubs, stadiums or gyms. They wear protective equipment such as mouthpiece, nose guard, shin guards, elbow pads, knee pads, waist belt and groin protector. Professional boxing competitions consist of six rounds lasting four minutes each. There are many styles of professional boxing: Boxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing and Muay Thai.
Olympic boxing is performed at the Olympics. International standards require that boxers use special protective gear. The competition lasts eight rounds of three minutes each. There are only two styles of Olympic boxing; Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.
The basic skills of boxing are:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Movement of the body
There are seven types of punches available: Left Hook and Right Hook, Cross, Cross, Straight, Underhand, Overhand, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, and Overhand. Each punch is different. Some punches require more force than others. An example of this is an uppercut, which requires tremendous force. A straight punch on the other side requires less power, but is more effective than other punches.
There are also various punching combinations. These are combinations which combine several punches in order to achieve a specific goal. One combination can have many parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers use their bodies to defend themselves against attack. He does this using his legs and arms, elbows as well as hands, knees and feet.
Boxers must use their legs to defend themselves against kicks. When he’s hit, he raises his right leg and runs away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked on the sides, he bends at his knees when the attacker strikes from the front. If the attack comes from behind, however, he can stand straight up and block the kick by his foot.
Because they cause great pain, elbow strikes are extremely effective. An elbow strike may be delivered directly or in an indirect manner. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.
Boxers use both their hands and arms to prevent incoming blows. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. The attacker’s fist is then in their face.
To absorb the impact of a punch to the stomach, abdomen, or chest, boxers should bend their knees. A lot of boxers use knee strikes to defend themselves.
A boxer should take control of an attack and respond with counter-attacks. He can then gain distance from his opponent. In addition, when delivering a counter-attack, a boxer should keep his balance.
Boxing is only possible if a boxer has a clear stance. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It defines where he faces his opponent and how he positions his body. Boxers have many stances to choose from. Here are some of the more popular ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Move your body
In order to win a fight, a boxer must move around his opponent. This includes changing speed, position and rhythm.
A boxer will rotate his arm when he is throwing a punch. You can rotate at different speeds depending upon the punch.
The timing of each punch determines the effectiveness of a combination. A good combination starts with a strong punch and ends with a weak one.
Sparring, a boxing practice session, is designed to improve your boxing skills. Sparring is a training session that helps a boxer train his mind and body. Sparring is a way to learn how to fight without getting hurt.
In conclusion, learning to box requires dedication and patience. To become a better fighter, you have to train hard and continue to work.