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Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are going to put the "super" in super middleweight this weekend.
After some years of speculation and waiting for a fight window to open up, Alvarez and Saunders arein the ring this Saturday night in Texas in a super-middleweight unification bout.
As they say, everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, and fights in 2021 don't come much bigger than this one — both in consequences and eyeballs. The fight is expected to break the indoor boxing attendance record with over 65,000 tickets sold, surpassing the record set by Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks 2 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 1978.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight date, time, PPV price, odds & location for 2021 boxing match
WBA (Super) and WBC super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will continue his quest to become undisputed champion when he faces WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders on May 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Alvarez (55-1-2, 36 KOs) will aim to move one step closer to becoming the undisputed 168-pound champion by facing the undefeated Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs), live and exclusively on DAZN in over 200 territories worldwide (excluding Mexico).
Saunders is making his return to the ring after downing Martin Murray in a unanimous decision victory in December 2020. Alvarez had a stay-busy fight vs. Turkish fighter Avni Yildirim in February, with Yildirim quitting on his stool following Round 3.
Here's the need-to-know on tonight's massive super middleweight bout:
What time is Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders?
- Date: Saturday, May 8
- Time: 8 p.m. ET (main card)
- Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET (estimate)
The main card of the Canelo vs. Saunders lineup gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. The main event is expected to get underway around 11 p.m. ET. Fight cards are usually not adjusted for quicker bouts earlier in the night, so expect fighters to make their ring walk then.
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The pair are in last-minute negotiations ahead of their May 8 fight on DAZN.Saunders and Canelo fight on May 8 in an event shown across the globe on DAZN (except in Mexico). At stake is Saunders’ WBO super middleweight belt and Canelo’s WBA and WBC belts.
How to watch Canelo vs. Saunders
- Live stream: DAZN
As with all Canelo fights, you'll be able to live stream Canelo vs. Saunders live.
DAZN can be found on across video game consoles including PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series X, smart TV apps, streaming devices and is broadcast globally in over 200 countries.
How much does Canelo vs. Saunders cost?
- DAZN: $19.99
- PPV: $69.99
Those hoping to stream the Canelo vs. Yildirim fight canfor a monthly cost of $19.99, or for a discounted subscription of $99.99 for the year.
Depending on cable/satellite provider, you will be able to buy the bout via PPV for $69.99. Taxes and fees are not included.
Where is Canelo vs. Saunders fight taking place?
- Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Tex.
For the first time in five years, Canelo returns to AT&T Stadium — home of the Dallas Cowboys — in Arlington, Tex. to take on Saunders. In his only prior fight in the venue, Canelo knocked out Liam Smith in the ninth round, winning the WBO lightweight title.
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The building is foreign territory for Saunders; the bout will be just his second fight on US soil, defeating Marcelo Esteban Coceres in Los Angeles' Staples Center in 2019.
The bout is expected to make history: With over 65,000 tickets sold, it is expected to break the record for highest indoor attendance, previously set by Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks' 2 in 1978.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders card
- Canelo Alvarez (c) vs. Billy Joe Saunders (c), unification fight for Alvarez's WBC and WBA Super Middleweight titles and Saunders' WBO Super Middleweight title
- Elwin Soto (c) vs. Katsunari Takayama for the 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 vs. Saunders results: Canelo breaks down Saunders, forces him to quit after 8th round .
WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez pressured Billy Joe Saunders until he eventually broke him down and caused him to retire after eight rounds. Alvarez adds the WBO title to his collection.WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring champion Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) added Saunders' WBO title to his collection with a bruising performance in front of 73,126 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a record crowd for an indoor boxing event in the United States.