Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders go head-to-head in a much-anticipated super middleweight clash in Texas this week.
Mexican superstar and unified super middleweight champion Canelo (55-1-2, 37 KOs) carries a six-fight win streak into the bout, having suffered his sole career defeat in 2013 when he was outpointed by Floyd Mayweather, with a draw against Gennadiy Golovkin in 2016 the only hiccough in the 30-year-old’s record since then.
Saunders, meanwhile, enters the main-event meeting with an undefeated record (30-0, 14 KOs). The Briton’s last outing was a unanimous-decision victory over Martin Murray in December.
Can the southpaw, 31, put a dent in the legacy of one of boxing’s biggest names?
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight:
When is it?
The fight will take place on Saturday 8 May.
The ring walks are expected to get under way at approximately 4am BST on Sunday morning.
Where is it?
The fight will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
How can I watch it?
The bout will stream on subscription service DAZN in the UK.
It will be intriguing to see whether southpaw Saunders has the ability to frustrate Canelo, who is incredibly slick and technical. The enigmatic Saunders shouldn’t be counted out by any means, though the safe bet is on Canelo finding a path to victory over the course of 12 rounds. Canelo via decision.
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