Tonight, we'll have a big boxing night. Saúl 'Canelo' Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will face off in an extremely exciting super-middleweight unification fight, with the four belts of the category on the line. The Mexican will be defending his WBA, WBC, and The Ring belts, while the undefeated boxer will put his WBO title at stake. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this fight, such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it.
Canelo heads to this night aiming to become the first undisputed supper-middleweight champion, as he will chase the only belt he's missing right now. The Mexican superstar successfully retained his three titles against Avni Yildirim in February at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, and now he'll try to collect the remaining one in front of a 60,000+ crowd in Arlington.
It probably won't be an easy task for him, though. Saunders lands to this bout with a 30-0 record with the WBO supper-middleweight title, with the chance of possessing all four belts in the upcoming bout against one of the best. Will Sanders shock Canelo or is the Mexican getting his highly-desired fourth title?
Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders: Fight Information
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: The Main card will start at 8 PM (ET), with the Main event set to begin around 11 PM (ET)
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders: Time by State in the US
ET: 11 PM
CT: 10 PM
MT: 9 PM
PT: 8 PM
Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders: Full Card
. Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders - For Alvarez's WBC, WBA, and The Ring Super Middleweight titles and Saunders' WBO Super Middleweight title
. Elwin Soto vs. Katsunari Takayama - For Soto's WBO Junior Flyweight title
. Kieron Conway vs. Souleymane Cissokho - Junior Middleweights
. Frank Sanchez vs. Nagy Aguilera - Heavyweights
. Marc Castro vs. Irving Macias Castillo - Junior Lightweights
. Keyshawn Davis vs. Jose Antonio Meza - Lightweights
. Kelvin Davis vs. Jan Marsalek - Welterweights
. Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs. Xavier Wilson - Welterweights
Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders: Storylines
Canelo Alvarez will be showing up at Dallas Cowboys' home looking to become the first undisputed super-middleweight champion in history. After claiming the WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles against Callum Smith in December 2020 and retaining them against Yildirim a few months ago, the Mexican feels ready for the next challenge, which is holding the four belts.
However, his upcoming opponent heads to this big night unbeaten, with a big opportunity to test himself and with the three other titles on the line. After earning it by beating Shefat Isufi by unanimous decision, Billy Joe Saunders defended his WBO crown twice. Will he make a statement against the ambitious, megastar rival?
Before this fight there has been some controversy as Saunders pushed for a bigger ring to make the best of his elusive boxing style. However, Canelo seemed very confident and even stated he would give him 'the whole stadium' if he wanted. With everything that will be on the line, this bout is a must-watch for sure.
How to watch or live stream Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders in the US
The thrilling super-middleweight unification unificatioun bout between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders to take place at the Dallas Cowboys' home, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be broadcast in the US by DAZN.
Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already made their predictions ahead of this fight, and the Mexican seems favored to becoming the first undisputed Supper middleweight champion in history. FanDuel has given Canelo Alvarez odds of -750, while Billy Joe Saunders has +470.
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* Odds via FanDuel.