One fighter will get nearer to the primary undisputed tremendous middleweight championship in boxing historical past when WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faces off towards WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday.
The huge 168-pound showdown will happen in entrance of a live crowd of greater than 70,000, breaking the attendance report for an indoor boxing occasion within the United States. And who higher than Alvarez, boxing’s present pound-for-pound king, to be in the principle occasion?
Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) has pursued the undisputed championship since beating Callum Smith for the WBA (Super) and vacant WBC crown in December. He adopted that efficiency with a third-round stoppage of obligatory challenger Avni Yildirim in February earlier than turning proper again round in hopes of amassing one other title towards Saunders on Saturday night time.
Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) is a two-division world champion who claimed the WBO title in May 2019 by defeating Shefat Isufi by way of unanimous resolution. He has made two consecutive title defenses, however his opponent in Texas might be his hardest take a look at by far.
There has been some dangerous blood between the 2 heading into the fight; Canelo promised a knockout, whereas Saunders goals to befuddle the Mexican celebrity together with his technical prowess.
Who will come out on high? Stay tuned as Sporting News can have live protection of tonight’s fight card.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders live updates, highlights
10:54 p.m.: Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders is up subsequent!
10:41 p.m.: In an absurd end, the referee stopped the fight within the missed of forwards and backwards motion. Takayama wasn’t in hassle nor was he taking a number of punishment for the time being of the stoppage. It was egregious to cease it at that very second and disrespectful to Takayama who was in a title fight and damage far, far worse earlier within the fight. That was an terrible stoppage for a Japanese legend who was combating loads higher within the second half of the fight.
10:30 p.m.: Takayama has determined that if he’ll lose, he is going out on his protect and is making this a enjoyable fight by occurring the offensive. Soto remains to be hurting him and almost completed him within the sixth spherical however he is gained over the followers with this effort. How for much longer can it go?
10:17 p.m.: Takayama is clearly a shell of his former self as he is taking a beating from Soto by three rounds. It’s clear that this would possibly not final lengthy as Soto is searching for a brutal knockout. It ought to come before later.
9:58 p.m.: Up subsequent is Elwin Soto vs. Katsunari Takayama for Soto’s WBO light-flyweight title. Takayama has solely fought twice in almost 5 years. He’s going to have his fingers full with Elwin Soto, who has gained 16 fights in a row since shedding his third skilled fight.
9:53 p.m.: Well, Conway did not get the end however he closed robust. Unfortunately, it was too little too late as Cissokho gained a cut up resolution was some fascinating scores of 95-94 96-93 & 92-97. The 97-92 rating for Conway was extremely broad however evidently the correct fighter gained regardless of the knockdown.
9:43 p.m.: Conway lastly broke by within the ninth spherical with a pair of bruising uppercuts to place Cissokho down and almost out. That lastly acquired this crowd out of their seats. Let’s see how the ultimate spherical performs out.
9:28 p.m.: Sorry, y’all. This Conway vs. Cissokho fight simply is not enjoyable to look at. Not a number of punches being thrown by six rounds. More individuals are seemingly watching the SWV vs. Xscape VERZUZ battle occurring than this fight.
9:10 p.m.: We’re live for Canelo-Saunders and Kieron Conway is going through Souleymane Cissokho in a brilliant welterweight showdown to kick off the principle card. Prior to this fight we had a weird scene when Frank Sanchez defeated Nagy Aguilera by technical resolution when Aguilera determined he could not proceed after a proper hand barely grazed the again of his head. He undoubtedly wins the performing award for tonight but it surely did not matter as a result of he was going to lose anyway because the judges had it a 60-54 shutout for Sanchez. The crowd wasn’t pleased with that nonsense. Also, Marc Castro improved to 3-0 with a 4th spherical TKO over Irving Castillo and each Keyshawn and Kelvin Davis turned in profitable performances.
Canelo vs. Saunders begin time
- Main card: 8 p.m. ET
- Canelo-Saunders essential occasion: 11 p.m. ET (approximate)
The Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders essential card launches at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday night time, with the champions anticipated to make their ring walks at roughly 10:30 p.m. or 11 p.m. ET, relying on the size of the sooner fights.
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Canelo vs. 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 def. Irving Castillo by way of 4th spherical TKO (2:04)
- Frank Sanchez def. Nagy Aguilera by way of technical resolution (60-54, 60-54 & 60-54)
- Elwin Soto def. Katsunari Takayama by way of TKO (2:44) to retain WBO light-flyweight title
- Souleymane Cissokho def. Kieron Conway for the WBA Intercontinental super-welterweight title (95-94 96-93 & 92-97)
- Keyshawn Davis def. Jose Antonia Meza by way of unanimous resolution (60-54, 60-54 & 60-54)
- Kelvin Davis def. Jan Maslaek by way of unanimous resolution (38-37, 38-37 & 38-37)