On Saturday, May 8, Canelo Álvarez will face Billy Joe “Superb” Saunders in an exciting and passionate fight for the WBC world titles, WBC, WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring. It will be a 12-round super middleweight fight at the AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, USA. Both fighters have an exceptional history of winning, so it will be an epic match that will have us on the edge of our seats.
How Did Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders Get Here?
Canelo comes to this fight with the objective of becoming the sole champion of the super middleweight category, in which he will have a very tough rival in front of him, Billy Joe Saunders. Canelo owns the belts of the World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Council, which is why this fight is very important to him. If he wins this match, he will add the World Boxing Organization belt to his winnings, which is currently in the hands of Superb Saunders.
Canelo’s last fight was on February 27, 2021 when he defeated Turkish Avni Yildirim by technical knockout. He currently has an excellent record of 55 wins, 2 draws, and only 1 loss.
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On the other hand, we have the current champion and owner of the World Boxing Organization’s super middleweight belt, Billy Joe “Superb” Saunders. Billy Joe is one of the greatest boxers throughout the history of world boxing, and his record reflects that. In 12 years, it can be said that he has had a perfect professional boxing career, in which of his 30 fights during this time, he has won absolutely all of them.
Saunders is an aggressive boxer with an undefeated record; he doesn’t save anything for later. The last fight disputed by Saunders was on December 4, 2020, when he defeated his compatriot Martin Murray by unanimous decision.
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Important Fight Information
- When is it? The fight will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
- What time is it? The fight starts at 20:00 ET.
- Where? AT&T Stadium, Arlington, EE.UU.
- Where can I watch it? DAZN.
Betting Line for Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders
This will be a very close fight as both Alvarez and Saunders have exceptional fighting histories. If we focus on the attributes of each of the boxers, we can see some differences that lead us to place our winner card. Canelo is an aggressive boxer who does not like to be below the ballots. While Billy Joe has an excellent run with a 30-fight undefeated streak, which brings him into this fight with tremendous confidence. That said, we will place our winner token on Canelo Alvarez winning the fight by decision. The fight will hardly be over before 12 rounds.
Moneyline: (-620) – Canelo Alvarez (+460) – Billy Joe