TV viewers in tears as Canelo Alvarez's grandma watches him fight for first time in John Ryder win | The Sun

BOXING fans were left in tears as Canelo Alvarez's grandma watched him fight for the very first time as a professional.

Canelo returned home for a Mexican homecoming 12 years in the making against John Ryder in Guadalajara.

And it allowed his grandmother to watch him in action for the first time in his pro career, which started aged just 15.

The pair were captured sharing a moment together before the fight, leaving fans emotional.

One said: "Melting."

Another added: "I'm crying."

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One commented:"Beautiful."

Canelo, 32, broke Ryder's nose and dropped the Londoner in round five on the way to retaining his titles.

It was the undisputed super-middleweight champion's first bout back in Mexico since 2011, when he defeated Ryan Rhodes.

After beating Ryder, Canelo said: “It’s an historic moment for me.

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“I’m blessed to be here with my people who have supported me from the beginning.

"I’m glad to be here and thankful (to be here) with my people.”

Ryder, 34, became the EIGHTH British opponent to have been beaten by Canelo, who now wants to rematch Dmitry Bivol, 32, at light-heavyweight.

He said: “Same rules, same terms, same everything.

“Everybody knows we want the rematch with Bivol, (but) if the fight with Bivol doesn’t happen then we’ll see.

"I’m able to fight everybody.”


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