Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders TONIGHT: UK start time, ring walks, how to live stream on DAZN and full undercard for huge world title fight this weekend. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders meet in a huge unification world title fight tonight. How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders live? According to reports, the upcoming and highly-awaited clash can be watched on DAZN live.Billy Joe Saunders and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will be facing each other for a much-awaited super middleweight clash in Texas. Canelo, the current super middleweight champion, will take on Saunders, who is on a six-fight winning streak. His last loss was in 2013, where he fell to Floyd Mayweather by decision.
Since then, his fight vs Gennadiy Golovkin in 2016 was a draw. Saunders will be ready with an unbeaten record behind him. He played last December, winning against Martin Murray in a unanimous decision. Here is more on how to watch Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders live, the Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders schedule and the Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders fight purse
Mexican superstar Canelo retained his WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight titles in February when he outclassed Avni Yildirim.
Canelo and Saunders face off ahead of their fight
Canelo and Saunders face off ahead of their fight
It took his record to an incredible 55 wins and the four-weight world champion is widely-regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.
But Britain’s Saunders, who defeated Martin Murray last December, is the WBO champion, a fearless, tricky fighter and is yet to be beaten in his career.
Both men made weight successfully on Friday – Saunders the slightly heavier at 167.8lbs and Canelo coming in at 167.4lbs.
It should be a thrilling fight in front of a capacity crowd in the United States and here’s everything you need to know about it…
Canelo v Saunders: Date and how to watch
This 12-round super-middleweight bout will take place TONIGHT on Saturday, May 8
It being held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with around 70,000 fans in attendance
The main card gets going from 7pm local time – 1am Sunday morning UK time
Canelo vs Saunders ring walks are scheduled to begin around 4am on Sunday morning in the UK
Streaming service DAZN will be showing the fight in the UK from 1am
DAZN costs £1.99 per month and subscribers can cancel anytime. Sign up at DAZN.com.
Canelo vs Saunders: Undercard
MAIN EVENT: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders – for WBO, WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight titles
Elwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama – for WBO light-flyweight title
Kieron Conway vs Souleymane Cissokho – for WBA inter-continental super-welterweight title
Frank Sanchez vs Nagy Aguilera
Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs Xavier Wilson
Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Antonio Meza
Marc Castro vs Irving Macias Castillo
Kelvin Davis vs Jan Marsalek
Canelo vs Saunders: What’s been said?
Billy Joe Saunders: “There’s no other reasons for me to be here apart from to win. Not about fame or anything else, I’m here to win. I don’t think we’ve had somebody come to win for a very long time.
“We’ve had a lot of people turn up, collect cheques and fly out but we haven’t had the heart, soul and IQ that I’ll bring to the ring on Saturday night to win.
“I can’t talk what he’s done down, he’s done brilliant things for boxing. He’s a good champion but there’s a time in life where you get tested, sometimes when you forget where you’ve come from, and forget all those hard things, that’s brought you to where you’re at.
“Sometimes that can make it difficult on yourself. I think he’s going to be bumping into the wrong man Saturday night to be going home with titles. I’m looking forward to a very good fight but most definitely the win.”
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: “He’s a great fighter, he has a lot of ability and he’s a southpaw.
“I’m not the same fighter I was six or seven years ago, this Saturday I will show that.
“I’ve been involved in a lot of big fights and this is just another day at the office. I come to win, like I said boxing is my life and I come here to win.”
Canelo vs Saunders: Predictions from the world of boxing
Mike Tyson: “He’s [Saunders] knocked out right now, he’s knocked out already, I swear, he’s knocked out.”
Chris Eubank Jr: “Different levels,” he told talkSPORT. “I don’t really feel like Saunders has improved since he last fought me.
“I think he is the same guy. I am levels and levels above what I was when I first got into the ring with Saunders.
“I feel like he is the same guy; that guy can’t beat someone like Canelo.
“Somebody who is going to be successful against Canelo, you have to have a very different mind-set, a very different approach to the average boxer.
“I don’t think Saunders has what it takes. I have what it takes; I know the way to beat Canelo.
“I’m sure I will get my shot within the next couple of years. But it is a very bad fight for Saunders and, if it happens, he is going to get knocked out.”
Tyson Fury: “I think Billy Joe gives him a boxing lesson. That’s what I’m here to see and that’s what I think will happen.
“I think everyone raves on about Canelo and how good he is and how he’s such a great guy but I just think every time Billy Joe steps into the pressure cooker he delivers, much like myself.”
Roy Jones Jr: “I give Billy Joe a really good chance. The reason being is because if you think about Canelo Alvarez, the toughest two fights he has had in his career were Floyd Mayweather Jr and Erislandy Lara.
“So if you think about those two guys, who is Billy Joe closest related to in a boxing ring? Those two guys; he is a boxer, he is a southpaw and he can punch.
“But he thinks boxing first, much like Tyson Fury.”
Canelo v Saunders: Tale of the Tape
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – Billy Joe Saunders
Nationality: Mexican – British
Record: 55/1/2 (37 KOs) – 30/0/0 (14 KOs)
Height: 5ft 9 (175 cm) – 5ft 11 (180 cm)
Weight: 167.4lbs – 167.8lbs
Reach: 70.5in (179cm) – 71in (180cm)
Style: Orthodox – Southpaw
Nickname: Canelo – Superb
Last fight: Beat Avni Yildirim – Beat Martin Murray
DAZN is the only place to watch Canelo vs Saunders this weekend.
Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders stream: Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders channel in the USA
In the USA as well, one will have to stream via DAZN to watch the fight live. To subscribe, one will apparently have to pay $19.99 per month, or $99.99 for the year. Countries like Canada, however, offer a free trial as well.
Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders fight purse
As per reports, Alvarez is expected to make $35 million with the clash. Saunders is expected to make $7 million. The former is apparently guaranteed $15 million, while Saunders is guaranteed a minimum of $3.5 million.