A fighter will approach the first undisputed super middleweight championship in boxing history when WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders at AT&T. Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday.
The massive 168-pound showdown will take place in front of a live crowd of over 70,000, breaking the attendance record for an indoor boxing event in the United States. And who better than Alvarez, the current pound-for-pound king of boxing, to be in the main event?
Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) has chased the undisputed championship since defeating Callum Smith for the WBA (Super) and the vacant WBC crown in December. He followed that performance with a third-round stoppage of mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in February before turning around in hopes of landing another title against Saunders on Saturday night.
Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) is a two-division world champion who claimed the WBO title in May 2019 by defeating Shefat Isufi by unanimous decision. He has made two straight title defenses, but his opponent in Texas will be his toughest test by far.
There has been some bad blood between the two heading into the fight; Canelo promised a knockout, while Saunders aims to confuse the Mexican superstar with his technical prowess.
Who will come out on top? Stay tuned as Sporting News will have live coverage of tonight’s card.
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders live updates, recaps
9:53 pm: Well, Conway missed the finish line, but he closed strong. Unfortunately, it was too little too late as Cissokho won a split decision with some interesting scores of 95-94, 96-93 and 92-97. The 97-92 score for Conway was incredibly wide, but it looks like the right fighter won despite the knockdown.
9:43 pm: Conway finally broke through in the ninth round with a pair of bruised uppercuts to knock Cissokho down and nearly out. That finally brought this crowd out of their seats. Let’s see how the final round unfolds.
9:28 pm: Sorry, all of you. This Conway vs Cissokho fight is just not fun to watch. Not many punches were thrown in six rounds. More people are likely watching SWV’s battle against Xscape VERZUZ than this fight.
9:10 pm: We’re live for Canelo-Saunders and Kieron Conway takes on Souleymane Cissokho in a super welterweight showdown to start the main card. Before this fight, we had a weird scene when Frank Sanchez defeated Nagy Aguilera via technical decision when Aguilera decided he couldn’t continue after a right hand barely grazed the back of his neck. He definitely wins the performance award tonight, but it didn’t matter because he was going to lose anyway, as the judges had a 60-54 shutout for Sanchez. The crowd was not happy with that nonsense. Additionally, Marc Castro improved to 3-0 with a fourth round TKO over Irving Castillo and both Keyshawn and Kelvin Davis had winning performances.
Canelo vs Saunders start time
- Principal card: 8 pm ET
- Canelo-Saunders Main Event: 11 p.m. ET (approximately)
The main card of Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders launches at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night, and the champions are expected to take their walks around the ring at approximately 10:30 p.m. or 11 p.m. ET, depending on the length of previous fights.
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Canelo vs. Saunders Fight Card
- Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders for Canelo’s WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine Super Middleweight Titles, and Saunders’ WBO Title
- Marc Castro def. Irving Castillo by TKO in the fourth round (2:04)
- Frank Sanchez defeat. Nagy Aguilera via technical decision (60-54, 60-54 and 60-54)
- Edwin Soto vs. Katsunari Takayama for the WBO light flyweight title from Soto
- Souleymane Cissokho def. Kieron Conway for the WBA intercontinental super welterweight title (95-94 96-93 and 92-97)
- Keyshawn Davis defeat. José Antonia Meza by unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54 and 60-54)
- Kelvin Davis defeat. Jan Maslaek by unanimous decision (38-37, 38-37 and 38-37)