Canelo vs Ryder Fight Week - Photos by Melina Pizano/Matchroom - 05/06/23

May 06, 2023

Thank you to Matchroom Boxing for trusting me to cover a fight week of this magnitude on my own. It's a privilege and honor to be able to do so.


All photos taken in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

 

John Ryder trains ahead of his bout versus Saul Alvarez. Boxing: John Ryder Training Session GuadalajaraBoxing: John Ryder Training Session GuadalajaraMay 2, 2023; Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; John Ryder and his trainer, Tony Sims, ahead of RyderÕs bout versus Saul Alvarez on May 6, 2023 at Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Saul Alvarez and John Ryder at their final press conference. Boxing: Saul Alvarez vs John Ryder Final Press ConferenceBoxing: Saul Alvarez vs John Ryder Final Press ConferenceMay 3, 2023; Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX; Saul Alvarez and John Ryder pose at the final press conference for their May 6th fight in Guadalajara, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Saul Alvarez after his final press conference ahead of his bout versus John Ryder. Boxing: Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Press ConferenceBoxing: Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Press ConferenceMay 3, 2023; Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Canelo Alvarez speaks to the media after the final press conference ahead of the Canelo Promotions card on May 6, 2023 at Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. As Matchroom wasn't the lead promoter I didn't have the usual access. I found out prior to setting up for the weigh-in my shooting spot would be stationary. With 30 minutes to commencement I was able to locate a contact backstage that would assist me by bringing a ladder so I could attach a GoPro to the backboard. I set my GoPro on a timelapse and this was the selected result, a photo of John Ryder and Saul Alvarez posing after weighing in. Thank you to Fabiola, Pollo, and Rayo for the assistance! Boxing: Saul Alvarez vs John Ryder Weigh-InBoxing: Saul Alvarez vs John Ryder Weigh-InMay 5, 2023; Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX; Saul Alvarez and John Ryder pose after weighing in for their May 6th fight in Guadalajara, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Ricards Bolotniks during his bout with Oleksandr Gvozdyk at Estadio Akron. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 6, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Ricards Bolotniks during their fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela and Stevie Spark during their WBA Intercontinental Title fight. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 6, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela and Stevie Spark during their WBA Intercontinental Title fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez receives a blessing from his grandmother before his undisputed super middleweight championship bout against John Ryder. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 06, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with his grandmother before his Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight against John Ryder at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

John Ryder huddles with his team before his undisputed super middleweight championship bout against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 06, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; John Ryder prepares before his Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez versus John Ryder for undisputed super middleweight championship. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 06, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez enters the ring before his Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight against John Ryder at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 6, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and John Ryder during their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.
Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 6, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez knocks down John Ryder for the third time during their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.
Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 6, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and John Ryder during their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.
Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 6, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and John Ryder during their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.
Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 6, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul ÒCaneloÓ Alvarez and John Ryder during their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.
Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 6, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and John Ryder during their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 6, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul ÒCaneloÓ Alvarez and John Ryder during their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 06, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez celebrates his win over John Ryder after their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 06, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; The shoes of Saul ÒCaneloÓ Alvarez are seen as he celebrates his win over John Ryder after their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.
Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 06, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez celebrates his win over John Ryder after their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightCanelo Alvarez vs John Ryder Fight NightMay 06, 2023; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez celebrates his win over John Ryder after their Undisputed Super Middleweight Championship fight at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

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