Ryder: "Munguia hits harder, but Canelo will win."

Saul Alvarez and Jaime Munguia. Getty Images
Saul Alvarez and Jaime Munguia. Getty Images

John Ryder has suffered an early defeat to Jaime Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs) and a loss on points to Saul Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) in his last two fights, but is nonetheless betting on a Canelo victory this coming Saturday.

In the clash between the two Mexican punchers, the older and more famous will put all four super middleweight (76.2 kg) championship belts on the line. The younger showed himself great in his debut with Freddie Roach in his corner and beat the aforementioned Brit ahead of schedule. Still, he didn't make much of an impression.

"Munguia had a very good fight against me. He throws a lot of punches, has high workrate and high punching power. Also, Jaime is the stronger of the two of them. Canelo is different, he's more calculating, chooses the right punches and doesn't waste energy. He's just a little more intelligent in the ring and his punches are more accurate," said Ryder, who recently retired, comparing the two boxers.

"It will be an even fight, but Canelo will win in the end. Munguia will start better and maybe even lead after four rounds, but Alvarez will pick up the pace in the second half of the fight and win. He will break his opponent and although I doubt he will win early, he will beat Munguia on points," concluded the Brit.