Boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez and Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders finally meet in a huge super-middleweight title unification clash in Texas on Saturday night.
Canelo vs. Saunders fight date, start time
Date: Saturday, May 8
Coverage: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST
Canelo vs. Saunders Main event (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST
How to watch Canelo vs. Saunders on TV, live stream
Canelo vs. Saunders can be seen on DAZN worldwide (except in Mexico) in over 200 countries and territories. That includes the United States and United Kingdom. Mexico, the native country of Alvarez, is the only country where this fight is NOT on DAZN.
If you aren’t subscribed to DAZN, you can sign up here . If you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store. Current DAZN subscribers will have the Canelo vs. Saunders card included as part of their plan.
The Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight card takes place on Saturday, May 8th. The main card launches at 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST, with the main event ringwalks slated to take place around 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST. However, the start of the main event depends on the lengths of the earlier fights.
This is a fight that Saunders has been chasing for several years and now the controversial two-weight world champion has his eyes firmly fixed on what he believes will be among the biggest upsets the sport has seen for 20 years, provided it definitely goes ahead amid a tedious row over the size of the ring.
For the great Canelo, meanwhile, this bout is a key step on his quest for 168-pound domination as the heralded four-weight world champion looks to add Saunders’ WBO belt to his WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring titles.
IBF champion Caleb Plant is being lined up to face the winner of this fight in an undisputed showdown in September.
This is unquestionably an almighty step up for undefeated former WBO middleweight title-holder Saunders, who has provided two successful but low-key defences of the belt he won against Shefat Isufi in Stevenage in May 2019 – stopping Marcelo Esteban Coceres on the KSI vs Logan Paul undercard and then outpointing tough veteran Martin Murray in all-British affair in December to move to 30-0 as a professional.
He is the seventh British fighter to try and take down Canelo, who dominated Callum Smith in the run-up to Christmas to unify the WBA and WBC belts before producing an easy third-round stoppage of mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in February.
Rocky Fielding, Liam Smith, Amir Khan, Ryan Rhodes and Matthew Hatton are the other Britons to be previously brushed aside by the dominant Mexican pound-for-pound king, whose only career loss to date came as a 23-year-old against the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013.
Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are one day away from meeting in the center of the ring on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the WBA, WBC and WBO super-middleweight titles.
Before Alvarez and Saunders do battle, they see each other one more time as they weigh-in on Friday at the AT&T Plaza, which is adjacent to AT&T Stadium. The first 5,000 people will be allowed in to attend the festivities.
DAZN News will have live coverage of all the happenings at 3 p.m. ET.
Alvarez and Saunders on point
Saunders jumps on the scale first and weighs 167.8 pounds. The Englishman flexes with confidence and is showered with boos. Alvarez gets on the scale and comes in at 167.4 pounds.
Here comes Canelo and Saunders
Billy Joe Saunders is introduced first to a loud chorus of boos. The crowd is chanting “You Suck” at the WBO super-middleweight champion.
A thunderous for the WBA and WBC super-middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, who looks to be in his pajamas. If those aren’t pajamas, that’s some fancy looking clothes. A loud “Canelo” chant.
WBO junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto easily makes weight, as tips the scales at 107.8 pounds. His opponent, Katsunari Takayama, comes in two-tenths of a pound lighter, at 107.6. Love the mascot for Takayama. Need more of those in boxing.
Souleymane Cissokho and Kieron Conway make weight
Kieron Conway and Souleymane Cissokho make weight with ease. Conway in at a bang on 154 pounds while the undefeated Cissokho is under the junior middleweight limit at 153.6.
Main card weigh-in time
Rising heavyweight Frank Sanchez looks to be in fantastic shape. He weighs in at 237.6 pounds. Nagy Aguilera is out of shape and weighs 238 pounds.
Marc Castro on point
Another of promoter Eddie Hearn’s top prospects, decorated amateur Marc Castro tipped the scales at 132.4 pounds while his opponent Irving Macias Castillo comes in at 127.6.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders
Elwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama
Kieron Conway vs Souleymane Cissokho
Frank Sanchez vs Nagy Aguilera
Marc Castro vs Irving Castillo
Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Antonio Meza
Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs Xavier Wilson
Kelvin Davis vs Jan Marsalek