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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez embroiled in ring dispute with Billy Joe Saunders as John Ryder flies out to Dallas

John Ryder is flying to Dallas, amid a row between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders, however there may be solely a “small” probability of him changing his British rival.

The Mexican star is simply days away from a world super-middleweight unification conflict, however Saunders is on the centre of a heated dispute concerning the measurement of the ring on the AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Ryder was set to journey to America to promote his WBA title struggle with David Morrell subsequent month, though he may very well be prepared to problem Canelo as an alternative at brief discover.

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John Ryder has been named as a possible late alternative for Saunders

“I think it’s smoke and mirrors,” Ryder advised Sky Sports. “I think he’s going to get what he wants. I was always due to go out to Dallas. Eddie wanted me to get out there and do a bit of promotion, for my up and coming fight in June, so I was always heading out there. But I mean if he gives me the call, I’ll pack the gum shield and protector.

“Listen, I’d do it outdoors the pub on a Saturday night time totally free, so put a bit of monetary motivation behind it, undoubtedly.”

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Billy Joe Saunders needs the scale of the ring elevated for Canelo struggle

Asked concerning the probably probability of him difficult Canelo, he mentioned: “Very small. You do not come this far in a struggle to let it go on the final minute, due to a few foot.

“It’s one thing that ought to have been settled at the beginning of negotiations. One of the primary issues. Sort out your purse, type out the ring, type out whether or not you’re strolling first or second, or no matter. It ought to have been tied up ages in the past.

“It’s silly that it’s come on fight week really. Is it just mind games? I don’t think Canelo is the person to do mind games with, but I think Billy Joe has got a few tricks up his sleeve.”

The Londoner, who’s due to problem Morrell for the WBA ‘common’ title in Minnesota on June 26, doesn’t consider his presence in the US will apply any strain on Saunders.

“Billy is his own man, he doesn’t really dance to anyone’s tune and he does as he wants,” mentioned Ryder.

“I wouldn’t want to step in and take a pay day away from him, because they think I’m going out there for that. I’m purely going out there to promote myself, get my name out there a bit for my fight.

“This has all of the sudden come on me this afternoon that there’s a problem with the scale of the ring and it simply so occurs that I’m going out there.

“Eddie has not made any contact but I’m taking my gloves out there and my boots, because I want to do a bit of pad work while I’m out there. I would gladly oblige if he [Canelo] wants to give away a couple of pounds.”

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