Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KO) captured another major boxing title last night (Sat., May 8, 2021) live on DAZN from inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., as the Mexican sensation finished Billy Joe Saunders (30-1, 14 KO) in the eighth round to claim the WBO super middleweight title.
Alvarez was able to get off to an early lead but it seemed as if Saunders’ movement and jab work allowed him to get back into the fight in the middle rounds. It didn’t matter in the end because Alvarez’s offense eventually put Saunders out of business, but it’s interesting to note that Saunders was significantly behind on all three of the judges’ scorecards.
The official scores can be seen above courtesy of DAZN.
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