Great Britain vs. Mexico has been a frequent story on many recent boxing cards, and for the most part it hasn't gone well for the British boxers at all.
WBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders hopes to prove an exception to the rule when he meets WBA, WBC and The Ring 168lbs titleholder Canelo Alvarez, regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world today, on Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
If underdog Saunders can surprise the fight sport community and deliver only the second loss of Canelo's professional career, he will not only be one of the few Brits to overcome stern Mexican opposition in recent months but he would also join a very select club of UK fighters who fought Stateside and won a huge marquee fight.
Alvarez, however, appears to be only getting better as he arrives at his peak. Can Saunders use his skills and counter-punching to frustrate his rival, or will it indeed be the red-headed superstar who moves on to seek a full super-middle unification against Caleb Plant later this year?
Here's everything you need to know if you wish to watch Canelo vs. Saunders live in the UK and Ireland.
Canelo vs. Saunders fight date, start time
- Date: Sunday, May 9 (UK time)
- Coverage: 1 a.m. BST
- Canelo vs. Saunders Main event (approx): 4 a.m. BST
Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight card takes place on Saturday, May 8th in Texas, which is the early hours of Sunday morning for British fight fans.
It begins at 1 a.m. BST, and main event ringwalks are expected at approximately 4 a.m. BST. However, as always with boxing, the exact start of the main event will depend on how long the undercard runs.
Can I watch Canelo vs. Saunders on DAZN?
Canelo vs. Saunders can be seen on DAZN worldwide (except in Mexico) in over 200 countries and territories. That means you can watch the fight on DAZN in the United Kingdom and Ireland, unlike some other shows promoted or co-promoted by Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.
How much will Canelo vs. Saunders cost?
If you aren't already subscribed to DAZN, you can sign up here for just £1.99 a month (€1.99 in Ireland). That means you'll have access to watch Canelo vs. Saunders live plus other live events taking place on DAZN over the next 30 days, as well as browse a vast archive of classic fights and original boxing documentaries.
Should you opt to continue your subscription beyond the first month, you'll be able to watch even more live boxing on top of that, though be sure to check DAZN.com and the DAZN social media channels for guidance over which events will be carried by the streaming service, which events will air elsewhere in the UK and which (such as Anthony Joshua fights) will be offered as pay-per-view events.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
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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.
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
Canelo vs. Saunders card in full
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders in a WBC/WBA/WBO Super Middleweight unification
- Elwin Soto vs. Katsunari Takayama for Soto’s WBO Junior Flyweight title
- Kieron Conway vs. Souleymane Cissokho; Junior Middleweight
- Marc Castro vs. Irving Macias Castillo; Junior Lightweight
- Frank Sanchez vs. Nagy Aguilera; Heavyweight
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Jose Antonio Meza; Lightweight
- Kelvin Davis vs. Jan Marsalek; Junior Welterweight
- Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs. Xavier Wilson; Welterweight