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Alvarez beats Ryder in Mexico homecoming

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Photo: BBC

Home favourite Saul Canelo Alvarez beat Britain’s John Ryder in front of 50,000 raucous Mexican fans on a historic night in Guadalajara.

The Mexican champion defended his undisputed super-middleweight crown on points despite a spirited display by Ryder at Estadio Akron.

Alvarez aged 32, dominated the fight and dropped Ryder in round five, but the Londoner fought back well.

Two judges scored the bout 118-109 and the other 120-107 to Alvarez.

BBC says the four-weight world champion won his 59th fight since turning professional, with two losses and two draws.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu