Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez has spoken a few potential combat with John Ryder in London subsequent 12 months.
Talking on the unveiling of a statue in his likeness in his hometown of Juanacatlan, Canelo admitted it might be the brand new 12 months earlier than he decides on who to combat subsequent.
The Mexican celebrity mentioned that, though the prospect does curiosity him, he’s specializing in recovering from a hand damage earlier than pencilling in his subsequent opponent.
“It could be fascinating to combat [John Ryder] in London. It could be very huge.”
“However the reality is I’ve not negotiated an opponent but. I’m targeted on the rehab of my hand.”
“I’ll see how I really feel in January and see what the physician tells me.”
Ryder defeated countryman Zach Parker earlier this month to assert the WBO interim world title at tremendous middleweight to arrange a combat with the Mexican who holds the total model of the title – in addition to each different world belt at 168lbs.
Canelo acquired again to profitable methods in September in a trilogy bout towards Gennadiy Golovkin after struggling his first defeat in almost a decade to Dmitry Bivol in Could.
It’s understood the pound for pound star’s important goal for 2023 will probably be to safe a rematch with Bivol, nevertheless a tune up combat within the first half of the 12 months is anticipated.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has mentioned in earlier interviews he would like to carry the undisputed tremendous middleweight king over to British shores, with the Emirates stadium touted as a attainable venue.
Ryder defeated former Canelo opponent Danny Jacobs within the metropolis in early 2022 in a combat that many consider cemented his credentials as a world stage fighter.