Canelo Alvarez’s quest to develop into the undisputed world tremendous middleweight champion continues on Saturday evening.
The subsequent step in that journey will see the 30-year-old Mexican pugilist step into the ring with Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday evening at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) can have his work lower out for him within the 31-year-old Saunders. The Brit (30-0, 14 KOs) is a two-division champion who has earned his shot at Alvarez.
“We will see on May 8 if he is the best opponent that I’ve faced, but it’s being assumed that he is,” Alvarez stated to Univision. “Yes, he is a fighter who moves a lot, he’s left-handed, with experience. He is supposed to be one of the most difficult opponents that I’ve faced.”
Despite some consternation concerning the measurement of the ring — it’s unclear if the fighters will go at it on a 20- of 22-foot canvas — Saunders is up for the problem. He gained’t give his opponent any compliments, nevertheless.
“I’m not going to sit here and slag people off and big people up,” he told ESPN. “Canelo has been doing it for many, many years now, destroying everyone.”
Here’s the whole lot you want to know and the way to watch all of the motion:
When is the fight?
Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will sq. off on Saturday, May 8.
The fight card begins at 8 p.m. ET, with the principle occasion slated for about 11 p.m. ET.
Where is it happening?
All the motion occurs at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
How can I watch?
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What are the percentages?
Canelo Alvarez (-700) is the favourite over Saunders (+450), with a draw at +2200, per BetMGM.
What is the story of the tape?
Alvarez, 30, stands at 5-foot-8 with a attain of 70.5 inches. In 58 profession fights, his report stands at 55-1-2 with 37 knockouts.
Saunders, 31, is 5-foot-11 with a 71-inch attain. He’s undefeated at 30-0 with 14 knockouts to his credit score.
Is there any historical past between them?
The two haven’t fought earlier than, although they’ve been buying and selling barbs within the lead-up like two outdated rivals.
After Saunders initially balked over the dimensions of the ring — his facet threatened to name off the fight over a two-foot distinction — Alvarez referred to as him a “f—ing p—y” within the foyer of their resort.
What is the complete fight card?
Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders for the Canelo’s WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles, and Saunders’ WBO title
Elwin Soto vs. Katsunari Takayama, for Soto’s WBO junior flyweight title
Kieron Conway vs. Souleymane Cissokho, for WBA Inter-Continental tremendous welterweight title
Frank Sánchez vs. Nagy Aguilera, for WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
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
Are followers allowed in?
Not solely will there be followers at AT&T Stadium, however with an anticipated 70,000 followers it will likely be the most important boxing crowd of the COVID-19 period. Guests will be encouraged — however not required — to put on protecting face coverings and preserve social distancing.