EDDIE Hearn has told Boxing News that he hopes to promote Canelo Alvarez for the remainder of his career.

The super-middleweight champion fights back home against John Ryder in Mexico on Saturday for the first time in 11 years.

Hearn, Canelo and broadcast partner DAZN have had a successful working relationship together since December 2020 when the 34-year-old began his mission to become undisputed champion at 168lbs.

This weekend’s fight acts as a co-promotion between Canelo Promotions and Matchroom which Hearn is more than comfortable with.

“We weren’t naïve to think we could have the same impact here on the ground in Guadalajara that we can in Las Vegas,” said Hearn.

“So, we’re pleased to be partners with him on this event, we expect to be partners with him against Dmitry Bivol in September and then we’ll see what happens after that. Away from [the] Caleb Plant [fight] we’ve done his last six fights. We’ve got a really good relationship but at the same time he’s going to do what’s best for Canelo Alvarez. I think his preference is to work for us and I’d love to represent him for the rest of his career.”

On Saturday night 50,000 fans will be in attendance at the Estadio Akron to witness Canelo’s homecoming and expectations he will deliver a comprehensive win.

At last night’s press conference Hearn talked about the significance of the event describing it as a “night of history”.

“On Saturday we’ll witness a sporting moment that this country may never see again. I think this will be the best atmosphere you have ever seen at a fight and we’re all very lucky that Saul and Eddy Reynoso made this happen in Guadalajara on Saturday.”

John Ryder meanwhile didn’t get too carried away and said what you might expect, saving his energy for an intense stare-down with Canelo at the face-off.

“This is a great opportunity for me. Many times, in my career this looked in the distance. It’s here now, it’s finally upon us and I don’t wish to waste this opportunity.

“I appreciate the level of task at hand for me, but I’ve left no stone unturned in this camp and the aim is to still come away victorious come Saturday.”