In front of a record-breaking crowd of 73,126 people inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Canelo Alvarez stopped Billy Joe Saunders in the eighth round when Saunders didn't come out for the ninth. The win gave Alvarez the WBO championship to go along with his WBA (Super) and WBC super middleweight titles.
The win also extends Alvarez's (56-1-2, 38 KOs) unbeaten streak to 15. What's next for Alvarez is a possible showdown with IBF titlist Caleb Plant to determine the first-ever undisputed 168-pound champion.
How did everyone feel about Alvarez's performance? People on social media let their opinoins be known.
I think that’s the best we’ve seen canelo 🔥🔥 the greatest of this generation— Vergil Ortiz Jr. (@VergilOrtiz) May 9, 2021
AT&T lit tonight— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) May 9, 2021
Billy Joe Saunders better have been knocking on death's door, because if not, that's some weak ass shit... #CaneloSaunders— caleb truax (@GoldenCalebT) May 9, 2021
And thy aye all she wrote. Great shot from Canelo to injure Saunders. I thought BJS was winning that fight. I had him 1 round ahead going into that round. How did you all have it ?— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorBoxer) May 9, 2021
A HUEVO!!!!!! ESO MERO @Canelo !!!!!!! Hell yeah!!!! 🇲🇽🥊🇲🇽. 🎵Mexico lindo y querido🎵🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🥊🥊🥊— Rodriguez 🇲🇽🇺🇸 (@RRWWE) May 9, 2021