Canelo Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KO) will look to lock down another major boxing title tomorrow night (Sat., May 8, 2021) live on DAZN from inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., when he takes on undefeated WBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KO) in the main event.
This is a massive fight for both men as they collide in one of the most important boxing matchups of the year. For Alvarez, this is another opportunity to cement himself as arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the game today and earn another significant title in the process. Canelo has looked really good against bigger competition of late so it will be interesting to see how he utilizes his inside game on a fighter like Saunders.
For Saunders, this is his chance to claim the biggest victory of his professional career. The 30-year-old English southpaw captured the vacant WBO super-middleweight title with a decision win over Shefat Isufi back in 2019. Since then, “Superb” has won back-to-back title defenses over Marcelo Esteban Coceres and Martin Murray. Alvarez will undoubtedly Saunders’ toughest test to date.
Heading into Saturday’s main event clash both fighters stepped on the scale for Friday’s official weigh ins. Afterwards, they shared an intense staredown only reserved for a championship boxing fight. Check it out in the above video player.
Before Alvarez and Saunders lock horns in the super-middleweight main event there is another title fight that will take place on the DAZN main card. That will be contested between current WBO junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto and Japanese veteran Katsunari Takayama in the co-headliner.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of Saturday’s main event. The DAZN-streamed broadcast (watch it here) kicks off at 8 p.m. ET, with Alvarez and Saunders likely to make the walk closer to 11 p.m. ET.