Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders date: UK start time, how to watch and undercard for huge super-middleweight unification clash

2 weeks ago
131 Views

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is set to take on Billy Joe Saunders in May in a huge unification bout.

Canelo retained his WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight titles in February when he breezed past Turkey’s Avni Yildirim.

Canelo Alvarez is looking to claim Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO title

Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Canelo Alvarez is looking to claim Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO title

It took his record to an incredible 55 wins and he’ll now be looking to claim another and add more gold to his collection.

Britain’s Saunders, who defeated Martin Murray last December, is the WBO champion and is confident of upsetting the odds and beating the great Canelo.

It should be a thrilling fight and here’s everything we know about it so far…

Alvarez v Saunders: Date and how to watch

This 12-round super-middleweight bout will take place on Saturday, May 8 and is being held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.   

The main event will likely get underway at around 5am but news on the start times will follow.

Streaming service DAZN will be showing the fight in the UK. More details to come.

Alvarez v Saunders: Undercard

MORE TO FOLLOW

  • Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders – for WBO, WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight titles

Billy Joe Saunders is confident of upsetting the odds and beating Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Mark Robinson/Matchroom

Billy Joe Saunders is confident of upsetting the odds and beating Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Alvarez v Saunders: What’s been said?

Billy Joe Saunders: “Canelo, I’m ready to rock and roll. 

“You have to dare to be great and you aren’t going to be a great if you don’t beat the greats. 

“I believe I am the only one with the footwork, know-how, skill-set, mindset and brain to unlock that door in Canelo.

“He’s the main man in the sport and the face of boxing. You have to give him respect, he hasn’t ducked anyone, he’s beaten good names, but nobody is unbeatable, and I believe I have got the tools to beat him if I use them properly and if the game plan comes off that I believe works.

“I am looking at the golden ticket to cement my legacy, and that’s how you have to go in there to beat him. 

“I’ve won everything from Southern Area to world titles, I could say, ‘I’ve won it all, been to the Olympics, I’m unbeaten — I’ll see you later’.

“But I’ve only just turned 31, I’ve got no miles on the clock, haven’t taken any punishment. I believe he’s been in harder fights than me and has more miles, so I want to cement my legacy and beat him.”

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Boxing – talkSPORT

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »