Billy Joe Saunders will bid to shock the world next month by dethroning pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez in a huge unification bout.
Saunders, who is undefeated in 30 fights, will throw down with the hard-hitting Mexican in an eagerly-anticipated super-middleweight title unification bout.
Canelo retained his WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight titles in February when he breezed past Turkey’s Avni Yildirim.
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.
But Britain’s Sanders, a close friend of WBC heavyweight heavyweight Tyson Fury, is the WBO champion and is confident of upsetting the odds and beating the great Canelo.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Saunders said: “I’d give up my life and say goodbye to my kids to beat Canelo – this means everything to me.”
On Tuesday, Saunders was threatening to call off the fight and fly home from Texas because he was “unhappy” with the ring dimensions.
The 31-year-old has since confirmed, however, that the dispute has now been “sorted” and added: “The ring is not a problem – thumbs up.”
When is Canelo vs Saunders and what time will it be on?
The Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Billie Joe Saunders fight card takes place on Saturday, May 8.
It begins at 11pm (BST) with the main event ring walks expected at approximately 4am.
However, as always with boxing, the exact start of the main event will depend on how long the undercard runs.
How can I stream Canelo vs Saunders?
Canelo vs Saunders can be seen on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico.
Where is Canelo vs Saunders happening?
The event will be staged at the AT&T Stadium in Texas, USA, and the venue will be fully compliant with the latest COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.
It will be the second time that Canelo has fought at the venue and it will be Saunders’ first appearance there.
Saul Canelo Alvarez record and bio
- Nationality: Mexican
- Born: July 18, 1990
- Height: 5′ 8″
- Reach: 70.5 inches
- Total fights: 58
- Record: 55-1-2 (37 knockouts)
Billy Joe Saunders record and bio
- Nationality: British
- Born: August 30, 1989
- Height: 5′ 11″
- Reach: 71 inches
- Total fights: 30
- Record: 30-0 (14 knockouts)Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders fight card
Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders fight card
- Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders – unification of the WBA, WBC, WBO, and Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles
- Marc Castro vs TBA
- Frank Sanchez vs Nagy Aguilera
- Edwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama – WBO light-flyweight title
- Kieron Conway vs Souleymane Cissokho – WBA Intercontinental super-welterweight title
- Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Antonia Meza
- Kelvin Davis vs TBA
Canelo vs Saunders predictions and betting odds
Mike Tyson believes Canelo Alvarez will vanquish Billy Joe Saunders in their upcoming super-middleweight title clash.
The newly crowned WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine champion Canelo, is a four-division champion who is aiming to unify the titles.
That said, he will have to surpass the unbeaten Saunders to add the WBO title on his shoulders.
Although Saunders has his fair chances of winning the fight, Tyson predicted that he would lose in the first six minutes.
In a quick conversation with ES News, ‘Iron’ Mike shed his opinion on the fight:
Saul Canelo Alvarez is 1/6 heavy favourite, while Billy Joe Saunders is the outsider at 4/1. A draw is priced at 16/1.