Saúl Álvarez, also known as Canelo, is preparing for his next bout against John Ryder in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 168-pound undisputed champion, originally from Guadalajara, is excited to perform in front of the people who watched him grow up. The move to Guadalajara’s high altitude will help him acclimatize to the sport. Although Álvarez has won world titles in four weight classes since turning pro in 2005 and is one of the sport’s top performers, he considers his last year a slump. If Saturday’s fight goes according to plan, it will serve as a rebound after Álvarez’s disappointing 2022. Despite his fame in both Mexico and the mainstream North American community, Álvarez has lost only to Bivol and Floyd Mayweather, who is of Mexican descent. His bouts have anchored Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day weekend celebrations. Despite U.S. viewers’ willingness to pay to watch Álvarez, he wants to fight in front of his people and believes that performing in his hometown is its own reward. If he wins, lucrative matchups with David Benavidez, David Morrell, and a rematch with Bivol become possible. This fight is not only a celebration but also a rebound for Álvarez.