The 32-year-old will face off against John Ryder on May 6 in Guadalajara, Mexico, marking the boxing star’s first bout since his wrist surgery in October.

On a sun splashed stage in San Diego on Thursday, Canelo Álvarez was back in familiar surroundings. A confident opponent alongside him. A talkative promoter in between them. Cameras rolled. Photographers snapped pictures. Reporters lobbed questions. Álvarez’s title defense against John Ryder—ticketed for May 6 in Guadalajara, Mexico—isn’t a big event by Canelo’s standards. But any press conference he is involved in makes it feel like one.

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