Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders had an ultra tense face-off at the weigh-in Friday, before having to be separated.
Well, that was tame considering the fireworks fans are likely to see tonight, when the super middleweight world champions clash in their highly-anticipated unification bout at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., and live on DAZN. Canelo's WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super middleweight titles, along with Saunders' WBO 168-pound title, will be on the line.
Despite Saunders talking a confident game, Canelo, although irked, doesn't think the British fighter's boxing skills will be anything that he can't solve in the ring.
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"I've been in big fights before," Alvarez said at the weigh-in. "I know how to deal with (Saunders). At this level, you have to adjust to everything."
The undefeated Saunders believes he has just the right mix of skills, heart and boxing IQ to shock Canelo and become the new unified super middleweight champion of the world.
"I have the belief, the spirit, the winning mentality," Saunders said Friday. "Canelo has never faced a man with so much determination. As long as I bring my brain, I've got it. These fans will push me to win."
Here's all the info on how to watch the Canelo vs. Saunders card.
Canelo vs. Saunders start time
- Date: Saturday, May 8
- Undercard: 5:20 p.m. ET/10:20 p.m. BST
- Main card: 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. BST
- Main event: 11 p.m. ET/4 a.m. BST
The Canelo vs. Saunders undercard kicks off at 5:20 p.m. ET/10:20 p.m. BST on Saturday night. From there, the main card will launch at 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. BST, with Canelo and Saunders expected to make their ring walks at approximately 11 p.m. ET/4 a.m. BST.
Canelo vs. Saunders TV channel and live stream schedule
- DAZN social media
- DAZN (except Mexico)
A special Before the Bell undercard consisting of four fights will be live-streamed via DAZN's social media accounts. The four undercard fights include: Kelvin Davis vs Jan Marsalek, Christian Gomez Duran vs Xavier Wilson, Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Meza and Marc Castro vs Irving Castillo.
Then, the action will shift to DAZN for the main card. DAZN is the global live streamer of Canelo vs. Saunders, including the U.S. and UK. DAZN isn't showing the fight in Alvarez's native Mexico, however.
The main card fights include: Frank Sanchez vs. Nagy Aguilera in heavyweight action, Kieron Conway vs. Souleymane Cissokho in a junior middleweight tilt, Elwin Soto defending his WBO junior flyweight title against Katsunari Takayama and the super middleweight championship unification bout between Canelo and Saunders.
Canelo 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
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
- Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs. Xavier Wilson; Welterweights
- Kelvin Davis vs. Jan Marsalek; Welterweights