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Canelo vs Saunders: Preview, Predictions, Undercard

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Canelo vs Saunders: Preview, Predictions, Undercard

Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders finally face off in a huge super middleweight title unification fight.

Saunders, the controversial two-weight champion aims to defeat superstar Canelo Alvarez in what he believes will be one of the biggest boxing upsets in the past 20 years.

Earlier this week, Billy Joe Saunders threatened to call off the fight because he was unhappy with the size of the ring.

After this, he didn’t turn up to the first planned head-to-head with Canelo with the huge world super middleweight title unification fight looking unlikely to go ahead.

Later on, Canelo stated that the ring was not a problem and he fight will go ahead.

The Mexican boxer stated: “I don’t care about the size of the ring. I’m just going to going there and do my job. It’s not the only excuse he’s had. He’s had plenty of excuses”.

Four weight world champion Canelo aims to add Saunders’ WBO belt to his WBA, WBC and The Ring titles.

Billy Joe Saunders will become the seventh British fighter to try and take down Canelo. Liam Smith, Amir Khan, Ryan Rhodes, Matthew Hatton and Rocky Fielding are the other Britons that have failed to defeat the explosive Canelo Alvarez.

 

Canelo vs Saunders betting odds

Canelo is the big favourite for this bout at 1/5 and hasn’t lost since his clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013. Billy Joe Saunders goes into this fight as the underdog with odds for him to win at 6/1.

Draw: 27/1

Canelo by KO, TKO or DQ: 6/5

Canelo by decision/technical decision: 8/5

Saunders by KO, TKO or DQ: 25/1

Saunders by decision/technical decision: 15/2

 

Canelo vs Saunders fight prediction

 We’re going for a win for Canelo on points as his superior skills will outclass Billy Joe Saunders.

Expect Saunders to put up a fight though, as he hasn’t got a loss on his professional boxing record and Tyson Fury is convinced that Saunders has what it takes to teach Canelo a ‘boxing lesson’.

 

Canelo vs Saunders undercard

The main support bout sees Elwin Soto defend his WBO junior flyweight belt against the Japanese Katsunari Takayama.

Also, 2016 Olympic silver medallist Souleymane Cissokho will attempt to snatch Kieron Conway’s WBA Intercontinental super-welterweight title.

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

 

Canelo vs Saunders date, start time, venue and ring walks

The bout is set to take place on Saturday, May 8th 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas with more than 60,000 set to be in attendance.

The televised card isn’t meant to start until 1am BST for any British fans wishing to watch and the headline ring walks are not expected to commence until 4am.

 

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