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Eleven years after his last fight in Mexico, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez returns to his home country on Saturday to defend his undisputed super middleweight championship against John Ryder. Unlike the last time he fought in Mexico, Alvarez is now a global superstar and has long been recognized as one of the elite boxers in the world.

Ryder is getting his second crack at a world championship. Many feel he should have won his first opportunity, dropping a controversial decision to Callum Smith in November 2019. Had Ryder won that fight, he would have been the man to welcome Alvarez to the super middleweight division instead of Smith back in 2020.

Ryder has now won four consecutive fights to earn his opportunity to face Alvarez, though he'll do so as a massive underdog.

CBS Sports will also have live coverage of the fight with round-by-round scoring and blow-by-blow updates to keep you up to date throughout the night.

The undercard on Saturday also has more Mexican flair. WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez is back in action when he takes on Ronal Batista. Martinez bounced back from a defeat to Chcolatito Gonzalez with a win in December over Samuel Carmona. Plus, Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela is set to take on Steve Spark at super lightweight. And veteran Oleksandr Gvozdyk returns to battle Ricards Bolotniks at light heavyweight.

The action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on DAZN pay-per-view. The full fight card with odds from Caesars Sportsbook and complete viewing information is listed below. 

Viewing information

  • Date: May 6 | Location: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas
  • Start time: 7 p.m. ET (Main event ring walks approximately 11 p.m. ET)
  • How to watch: DAZN PPV | Price: $54.99

Alvarez vs. Ryder fight card, odds

  • Canelo Alvarez (c) -2000 vs. John Ryder +1000, undisputed super middleweight titles
  • Julio Cesar Martinez (c) -1400 vs. Ronal Batista +800, WBC flyweight title
  • Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Ricards Bolotniks, light heavyweights
  • Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela -150 vs. Steve Spark +125, junior welterweights