With the continuing rumour mill regarding who Canelo picks as his next opponent, British middle & super-middleweight John Ryder has reported that Canelo’s team have been in touch with this promoter Eddie Hearn.
John Ryder’s profile and stock as a boxer grew after his last performance against Callum Smith in November 2019, which ended in a points decision defeat for him. But many fans on social media believed Ryder, nicknamed ‘The Gorilla’ won the contest and there were calls for a rematch. Speaking to SkySports, Ryder was hopefully of a Canelo bout and stated he was ready if he called upon to fight the Mexican superstar.
“I know Eddie put a text in to Golden Boy and said that we’re available and so on and so forth,” Ryder told Sky Sports. “There’s a few names in the hat. Hopefully my name is at the top and it gets picked out”
“Listen, he’s looking for an opponent, and I know the money is not there for these big shows. It’s a chance in a lifetime, I’m up for it. I’m in the gym, I’m keeping fit, I’ve been keeping fit the whole lockdown. Give me the call and I’m more than ready to go”