England’s Billy Joe Saunders will go head-to-head with the great Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez this weekend in a huge unification title fight.
Canelo claimed his 55th career win when he saw off Turkey’s Avni Yildirim in February, while Saunders beat Martin Murray in 2020.
The Mexican holds the WBA, WBC, and The Ring super middleweight titles and will now be looking to add Saunders’ WBO belt to his collection.
‘Superb’ is unbeaten his 30 fights to date, but this will be a major step up in class.
Saunders is confident he can upset the odds and beat Alvarez and it should be a thrilling fight.
Canelo v Saunders: How to watch
- The 12-round super-middleweight bout will take place Saturday, May 8 and is being held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
- Card to start at 11pm in the UK
- The main event ring walks are scheduled to begin around 4am on Sunday morning UK time
- Streaming service DAZN will be showing the fight in the UK from 1am on Sunday morning
- DAZN costs £1.99 per month and subscribers can cancel anytime. It is available on all devices. Sign up at DAZN.com
Canelo v Saunders: On talkSPORT
talkSPORT.com will be running a live blog for all the latest news, round-by-round updates and reaction to the night’s action.
We will also bring you all the build-up throughout the week for the best pre and post-fight coverage.
talkSPORT will have updates throughout the weekend as well.
Canelo v Saunders: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders – for WBO, WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight titles
- Elwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama – for WBO light-flyweight title
- Kieron Conway vs Souleymane Cissokho – for WBA inter-continental super-welterweight title
- Frank Sanchez vs Nagy Aguilera
- Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Antonio Meza
- Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs Xavier Wilson
- Kelvin Davis vs Jan Marsalek
Canelo v Saunders: What’s been said?
Canelo Alvarez: “I know what Billy Joe brings. He’s a fast fighter that moves a lot.
“He’s a difficult opponent. But at this level, I have to adapt to any style, and I’m ready to make history and for any style.
“I’m always ready to fight, and boxing is my life. And I’m very happy to be so active. I’m going to win without a doubt.
“I’m here training at 100 per cent. I came to win, I came to make history, and that’s the only thing going through my head.”
Billy Joe Saunders: “[Beating Canelo] would mean the world to me. I started in boxing aged five and now this is the pinnacle. This fight is legacy because of what’s on the line.
“My history is already written in my head and I just have to follow the script.
“Me doing what I do best, giving everything I’ve got, will be history in itself.
“Canelo has been on my radar since I turned pro. Now is my time to shine.”