We are almost there. The big fight of 2021 is upon us, as Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez looks to continue his quest to become the undisputed super-middleweight champion of the world.
However, to add another 168lbs belt to his haul, he must do what nobody else has done before him: defeat Billy Joe Saunders in a professional boxing contest.
Saunders presents a lot of obstacles to the Mexican, being a technically-sound southpaw without an ounce of fear in his body. All of these factors have led to Alvarez's most difficult challenges to date. However, Canelo is at the top of his game right now and is rightly considered by many to be the best the sport has to offer today.
Who will 'Face The Fearless' at the weekend? And more importantly, what time can you watch it live on DAZN in your country?
Here's everything you need to know about Canelo vs. Saunders.
Canelo vs. Saunders start time by country
- Local time (Texas): 7 p.m.
- US East coast (New York, Florida): 8 p.m.
- US West coast (California, Nevada) : 5 p.m.
- United Kingdom and Ireland: 1 a.m.
- Mainland Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy) : 2 a.m.
The main televised card headlined by Canelo and Saunders begins at the above times in the listed locations. You can also find more local start times on the below infographic. Please note that while the fight date is Saturday May 8 local time in Texas, it will of course be Sunday May 9 in many countries including those in Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.
Canelo vs. Saunders entrances by country
- Local time (Texas): 10 p.m.
- US East coast (New York, Florida): 11 p.m.
- US West coast (California, Nevada): Midnight
- United Kingdom and Ireland: 4 a.m.
- Mainland Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy): 5 a.m.
Canelo and Saunders are expected to make their ringwalks for the main event approximately three hours after the main card begins. However, as ever with live boxing, the exact start of the headline attraction will depend on how long the undercard runs. You can also find more local start times on the below infographic.
Canelo vs. Saunders TV channel, live stream
- DAZN (except Mexico)
DAZN will air the big fight worldwide, with the sole exception of Mexico. Mexican fight fans should check their local providers for more information.
Canelo vs. Saunders price
Viewers must be subscribers to DAZN to watch the Canelo vs. Saunders main card. You can sign up for a subscription here for as little as just £1.99 per month , depending on your location. Current subscribers will have the fight included with their subscription.
If you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you will not be able to subscribe via the web browser, and must download the app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store in order to sign up from there.
Canelo Alvarez record and bio
- Nationality : Mexican
- Age: 30
- Height: 5-9
- Reach: 70 1/2 inches
- Total fights: 58
- Record: 55-1-2 with 37 KOs
Billy Joe Saunders record and bio
- Nationality: British
- Age: 31
- Height: 5-11
- Reach: 71 inches
- Total fights: 30
- Record: 30-0 with 14 KOs
Canelo vs. Saunders full card
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders for Alvarez's WBC and WBA Super Middleweight titles and Saunders' WBO Super Middleweight title
- Elwin Soto vs. Katsunari Takayama for Soto's WBO Junior Flyweight title
- Kieron Conway vs. Souleymane Cissokho; Junior Middleweights
- Frank Sanchez vs. Nagy Aguilera; Heavyweights
- Marc Castro vs. Irving Macias Castillo; Junior Lightweights
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Jose Antonio Meza; Lightweights
- Kelvin Davis vs. Jan Marsalek; Welterweights
- Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs. TBA; Welterweights