One of the biggest fights of the year is set for May 8 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine champion Saul Canelo Alvarez meets Billy Joe Saunders, the holder of the WBO belt.
The fight is part of Alvarez's campaign to become undisputed champion of the super middleweight division, and if he beats Saunders he is then expected to set up a September clash with the last remaining champion in the division, America's Caleb Plant.
Saunders will be one of Alvarez's toughest opponents of his career so far, and unlike the Mexican can boast an undefeated record. He has 30 wins from 30 fights, whereas Alvarez's track record is stained by his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in 2013.
Canelo is the favourite going into the fight but a win is not necessarily straightforward or guaranteed, and will be shown live around the world on DAZN, except in Mexico.
Here is everything you need to know about Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders.
Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight date, start time
- Date : Saturday, May 8
- Coverage : 1am BST / 8pm ET
- Canelo vs. Saunders Main event (approx): 4 am BST / 11 pm ET
Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight card takes place on Saturday May 8th. It begins at 1 a.m. BST / 8 p.m. ET, and main event ringwalks are expected at approximately 4 a.m. BST / 11 p.m. ET. However, as always with boxing, the exact start of the main event will depend on how long the undercard runs.
Canelo vs. Saunders TV channel, live stream
- TV / Stream : DAZN (except Mexico)
Canelo vs. Saunders can be seen on DAZN worldwide (except in Mexico) in over 200 countries and territories. 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.
Where is the Canelo vs. Saunders fight?
The event will be staged at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, United States. The venue will be fully compliant with the latest COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. It will be the second time Canelo has fought at the venue and Saunders first appearance there.
Saul Canelo Alvarez record and bio
- Nationality : Mexican
- Born : July 18, 1990
- Height : 5-8
- Reach : 70.5 inches
- Total fights : 58
- Record : 55-1-2 with 37 knockouts
Billy Joe Saunders record and bio
- Nationality: British
- Born: August 30, 1989
- Height : 5-11
- Reach : 71 inches
- Total fights : 30
- Record : 30-0 with 14 knockouts
Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight card
- Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders for the Canelo's WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles, and Saunders' WBO title
- Marc Castro vs. TBA
- Frank Sanchez vs. Nagy Aguilera
- Edwin Soto vs. Katsunari Takayama for Soto's WBO light-flyweight title
- Kieron Conway vs. Souleymane Cissokho for Conway's WBA Intercontinental super-welterweight title
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Jose Antonia Meza
- Kelvin Davis vs. TBA