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WBC, WBA ‘Super’ and Ring Magazine Super Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will face undefeated WBO holder, Billy Joe Saunders in a unification clash on May 8. And former world title challenger, Ryder insists the Brit has every chance but needs the performance of his career to beat the four-weight world champion.
“On Canelo’s recent form he’s really up against it,” Ryder told Pro Boxing Fans. “But, Billy Joe has got the style to beat him. If you stand in front of Canelo he’s going to have an easy night’s work, but Billy Joe’s not going to do that.
“He’s going to dance around, he’s going to be light on his feet. He’s going to be in and out, popping the jab, sharp one-twos and it’s going to be a frustrating night for Canelo I think.
“I think he’s got to win and win big. He can’t really leave too much to doubt, no close rounds. He’s got to really put on a performance of his life.”
Ryder is awaiting news on a showdown with unbeaten WBA ‘Regular’ Super Middleweight world champion, David Morrell in the Spring.