Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will face off for the WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring Magazine super middleweight titles. This will not completely unify the division, but it will move us one step closer with the winner likely to face Caleb Plant for the IBF title.
The bout will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with the main card kicking off at 8:00 p.m. ET. DAZN will broadcast the showdown worldwide, except for in the country of Mexico.
To watch the fight, you’ll need a DAZN subscription. You can subscribe on a monthly basis for $19.99, or you can purchase an annual subscription to DAZN for $99.99. Once you have a subscription, you can watch the fight on approved DAZN apps using your iPhone or Android mobile devices. DAZN is also available on Apple TV devices, fireTV sticks, Roku players and a number of smart TVs.
Canelo Álvarez is favored to win the fight on DraftKings Sportsbook, with the moneyline set at -770. Moneyline odds for Billy Joe Saunders sit at +450. Right now, new users on DraftKings Sportsbook can get 55-1 odds on either of the two fights to win this title bout.
Tonight at 8 pm ET on DAZN, Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders headline a four-fight card from DAZN, with the main event itself expected around 11 pm ET.
We’ll be here with full live coverage starting from 5:25 pm ET for the live streaming prelims, and then Wil Esco will have round-by-round coverage for Canelo-Saunders and the rest of the main card fights. Everything will update live in this stream:
This is a fight that Saunders has been chasing for several years and now the controversial two-weight world champion has his eyes firmly fixed on what he believes will be among the biggest upsets the sport has seen for 20 years, with the contest going ahead as planned following a tedious row over the size of the ring.
For the great Canelo, meanwhile, this bout is a key step on his quest for 168-pound domination as the heralded four-weight world champion looks to add Saunders’ WBO belt to his WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring titles.
IBF champion Caleb Plant is being lined up to face the winner of this fight in an undisputed showdown in September.
This is unquestionably an almighty step up for undefeated former WBO middleweight title-holder Saunders, who has provided two successful but low-key defences of the belt he won against Shefat Isufi in Stevenage in May 2019 - stopping Marcelo Esteban Coceres on the KSI vs Logan Paul 2 undercard and then outpointing tough veteran Martin Murray in all-British affair in December to move to 30-0 as a professional.
He is the seventh British fighter to travel across the Atlantic and try to take down Canelo, who dominated Callum Smith in the run-up to Christmas to unify the WBA and WBC belts before producing an easy third-round stoppage of mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in February.
Rocky Fielding, Liam Smith, Amir Khan, Ryan Rhodes and Matthew Hatton are the other Britons to be previously brushed aside by the dominant Mexican pound-for-pound king, whose only career loss to date came as a 23-year-old against the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013.
Canelo vs Saunders: Live streaming press conference (April 21, 2021)
Today at 11 am ET, Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will (virtually) meet up for a press conference ahead of their May 8 fight at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the two will unify three super middleweight world titles live on DAZN.
Canelo (55-1-2, 37 KO) will be defending his WBC and WBA belts, while Saunders (30-0, 14 KO) enters with the WBO title in his possession. The winner will be the clear No. 1 man at 168 lbs — Canelo is already considered that, to be fair — and will have three of four world titles, with Caleb Plant holding the IBF belt.
Over 60,000 fans are expected at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, making this easily the biggest live crowd we’ll have seen for boxing in a long time, since before the COVID pandemic briefly sidelined the sport entirely in 2020, and has made for smaller, socially distanced audiences at events where there have been fans allowed.
Saunders is a wild card when given a microphone, so while Alvarez is frankly not that exciting a talker, today could be worth tuning in. We’ll be here, join us!
WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will face WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders in a highly anticipated unification bout at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 8.
Alvarez (55-1-2, 36 KOs) will aim to move one step closer to becoming the undisputed 168-pound champion by facing the undefeated Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs), live and exclusively on DAZN in over 200 territories worldwide (excluding Mexico).
Alvarez claimed the WBA (Super) title and the vacant WBC title back in December when he thoroughly dominated Callum Smith en route to a unanimous decision. He followed that performance by stopping Avni Yildirim in the third round of a mandatory title defense in February to set up the unification bout with the Brit.
The Canelo vs. Saunders fight will stream live globally on DAZN, to more than 200 countries and territories, including the U.S. and Canada.
Those interested in watching the fight can find DAZN on a number of different systems, including, but not limited to, Amazon Fire TV/stick, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iPhone and iPad, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Roku. The DAZN app is also available on LG, Samsung and Vizio smart TVs, as well as Xfinity X1 and Flex.
Viewers can also find it on DAZN.com using browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
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