Canelo vs Ryder live stream: how to watch for free

Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez flexes his bicep ahead of the broadcast of the Canelo vs Ryder live stream
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Canelo vs Ryder begins shortly. The main card is currently underway.

Viewers in the U.S. and Canada can watch the live stream on DAZN with a PPV, but in the UK it's part of the regular DAZN subscription. Luckiest of all, though, are those in Mexico who can watch a Canelo vs Ryder free live stream on Azteca 7. If you're a Mexican away from home, make sure you know how to use a VPN to watch your usual stream while abroad. Full details on how to watch a Canelo vs Ryder live stream where you are just below, including global start times and head-to-head stats.

Canelo vs Ryder live stream

What time does Canelo vs Ryder start?

The main card starts at 12am BST / 7pm ET / 4pm PT today, Saturday, 6th May (9am AEST on Sunday in Australia). The Canelo vs Ryder ringwalks are expected at 3am BST / 10pm EDT / 7pm PDT / midday (Sunday) AEST.

Canelo vs Ryder live stream: expert analysis

Fight fans in Guadalajara, Mexico, have been waiting 12 long years for their hometown idol Canelo Alvarez (58–2–2 (39 KO)) to come back to where it all began and defend his undisputed world super middleweight belts. Finally, the pound-for-pound great is home and will meet British underdog John Ryder (32-5 (18 KO)) in what is set to be one of the biggest boxing events of 2023 so far.

The numbers surrounding Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's career are quite simply stunning. A debut at 15, the first man to unify the super middleweight division and now about to appear in his 23rd world championship fight. Indeed, it's nearly a decade since the Mexican hitman fought Floyd Mayweather Jr in the first of just two professional defeats. The only other came more recently, up at light heavyweight to the superb Russian Dmitry Bivol and since that surprise defeat, Alvarez has completed a trilogy of fights against eternal rival Gennady Golovkin to definitively settle that with two wins and a draw. The 32-year-old has already beaten British Matthew Hatton, Ryan Rhodes, Amir Khan, Liam Smith, Rocky Fielding, Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders in his career, with big wins against Caleb Plant, Daniel Jacobs and even Sergey Kovalev on his CV as a four-weight world champion. An expert counterpuncher with one of the best jabs in the game, Alavez weight of shot surprises many when they're finally put in front of him.

No one could accuse John Ryder of taking the easy route to his second world title fight. The 34-year-old from Islington had seemed destined to always be an undercard barnstormer who gave fans value for money in British title fights, but under the tutelage of Tony Sims is enjoying a late-career blossoming. When Ryder lost to Rocky Fielding for the British super middleweight title in 2017, it would've seemed impossible he would be fighting a pound-for-pound great inside six years, but he has rebuilt well and gained many plaudits in a controversial world title defeat to Callum Smith two years later. Proving he could live among elite through his excellent work up close, a superb defeat of Daniel Jacobs and then Zach Parker for the WBO interim belt put him in prime spot for Canelo. Ryder may be a massive underdog, but if he can avoid the Canelo jab and make the fight messy on the inside then who knows what could happen? A late Canelo stoppage seems most likely, but upsets have happened before.

Below, we've curated all the info for boxing fans looking for a Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder live stream in the UK, US, Australia, Mexico and beyond...

Free Canelo vs Ryder live stream

Great news, fight fans in Mexico. You can watch Canelo Alvarez's Guadalajara homecoming live and for free on local station Azteca 7 and via the channel's website

Are you a Mexican national and will be outside Mexico this weekend? Use our favourite boxing VPN to access the free Azteca 7 live stream without being geo-blocked.

Canelo vs Ryder free live stream on Azteca 7

Canelo vs Ryder free live stream on Azteca 7
If you're a Mexican national, sign up to Azteca 7 to enjoy the undisputed world super middleweight fight online for free. If you're away from Mexico at the minute, remember to sign up for ExpressVPN to watch the fight from abroad, if you're travelling outside Mexico.

Watch any Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder live stream

You won't be able to watch your regular Canelo vs Ryder live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software which sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch any Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN for Canelo vs Ryder

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder fight, you may wish to choose 'Mexico' for the Azteca 7 live stream.

3. Then head over to Azteca 7 on your browser or device and enjoy the Alvarez vs Ryder live stream!

USA: Watch an Canelo vs Ryder live stream

DAZN PPV has the rights to show the undisputed world super middleweight fight between Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder in the US and Canada. The cost is $74.99, which includes a month's DAZN subscription, or $54.99 for existing subscribers. The price includes full build up to the big fight, plus the televised undercard. You can cancel your DAZN subscription any time – there's no lock-in contract.

Watch Canelo vs Ryder on DAZN PPV for $74.99

Watch Canelo vs Ryder on DAZN PPV for $74.99
DAZN has the rights to the big fight and full undercard for the cost of $74.99, or $54.99 for existing subscribers. No contract, cancel anytime. DAZN is a sports streaming giant, packed with elite events.

UK: Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder live stream

For fight fans in the UK, the big undisputed world super middleweight fight between Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder will be shown as part of the regular DAZN subscription. 

Prices start from £9.99 a month and include access to countless other fight nights over the course of the year, plus classic bouts, exclusive documentaries and action from the Women's Champions League. You can cancel your monthly DAZN subscription any time.

Remember, if you're travelling outside the UK this weekend, you'll need to use a VPN to access the DAZN  live stream without being geo-blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN for this task – it's our No.1 rated VPN and well worth trying risk-free for 30 days.

Watch Canelo vs Ryder on DAZN for £9.99

Watch Canelo vs Ryder on DAZN for £9.99
DAZN has the UK rights to the big fight via your monthly subscription, with plans starting from £9.99 a month. DAZN is packed with top-notch live sports so it's well worth the price of entry. If you love sports, that is.

Watch a Canelo vs Ryder live stream in Australia

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Boxing fans in Australia can watch Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder for a one-off fee of $29.95 via Kayo Sports Main Event.

Though you don't need a Kayo Sports subscription to watch the fight, you can currently get a one-week Kayo Sports FREE trial for the streaming service, so you may as well fill your boots. There are no lock-in contracts for the streaming service and it gives you access to over 50 other sports events including the NRL, NFL, Formula 1, NHL, MLB, as well as international cricket.

Once the trial is up, the Basic plan costs just AU$30 a month and lets you stream on two screens, while Premium is AU$35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices. There's also the entry-level One plan for AU$25 a month.

The ringwalks are expected at around midday AEST on Sunday afternoon so grab a drink and kick back in style!

For those wanting to watch home coverage of the big fight from overseas, a good boxing VPN is the solution. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. 

Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder tale of the tape

Name: Canelo Alvarez – John Ryder

Nationality:  Mexican – British 

Date of Birth: 18th July 1990 – 19th July 1988

Height: 5' 8'' – 5' 9" 

Reach: 70.5" – 72"

Total Fights: 62 –  37

Record: 58-2-2 (39 KOs) – 32-5 (18 KOs)

Canelo vs Ryder live stream start time

Global Canelo vs Ryder estimated ringwalks:

  • UK: 3am (Sunday)
  • Central Europe: 4am (Sunday)
  • USA (EDT/PDT): 10pm / 7pm
  • Australia: midday AEST (Sunday)
  • New Zealand: 2pm (Sunday)

Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder full card

Main card

Saul "Canelo Alvarez" vs. John Ryder; For Canelo's WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and WBO super middleweight titles

Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Ronal Batista; For Martinez's WBC flyweight title

Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela vs. Steve Spark; For the WBA Inter-Continental super lightweight title

Nathan Devon Rodriguez vs. Alexander Mejia; Featherweight

Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Ricards Bolotniks; Super middleweight

Bek Nurmaganbet vs. Argenis Espana; Super middlewight

Lawrence King vs. Elio German Rafael; Super welterweight

Johansen Alvarez Suarez vs. Johan Rodriguez Arreguin; Super featherweight

Abilkhan Amankul vs. Jesus Moroyoqui Palomares; Middleweight

Carlos Emiliano Rojo vs. Fabian Trejo Rivera; Super welterweight

Jesus Larios vs. Alejandro Curiel; Featherweight 

Andy Murray
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Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.