Canelo Álvarez Rarely Fights in Mexico. He Wants a Celebration and a Rebound.

Organizers figure U.S. viewers will pay a premium to see Álvarez, no matter whom he faces. Saturday’s card will retail for between $55 and $85, depending on the provider, and whether the buyer is subscribed to DAZN, the streaming service producing the broadcast.

The site for Saturday’s fight, Estadio Akron, seats 48,071 fans, and is expected to sell out. Nearly everyone present, aside from Ryder and his team, are likely to be vocal Álvarez supporters.

At his best, Álvarez is a calculating boxer with heavy hands. In May 2021, he shattered Billy Joe Saunders’s orbital bone with a strong right. Six months later he dealt a methodical boxing lesson to Caleb Plant, becoming the undisputed champion after an 11th-round stoppage.

“We know what Saúl brings to the table, and what a threat he is,” said Ryder, who is 32-5.

But Ryder’s trainer, Tony Sims, promises to draw the champion into a close-quarters rumble.

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