Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders: Time, Date, Full Card, and How to Watch?

Published 05/07/2021, 5:00 AM CDT


After a week of intense drama, Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are finally locked in for their 168 lbs title unification clash this Saturday. The matchup has come alive from the brink of falling apart. Hence, it seems to have more value now, and fight fans appear eager to see two prime champions collide.

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55-1-2 as a pro, Alvarez will put his WBC and WBA (Super) title on the line; Billy Joe Saunders will put his WBO strap on the line. Meanwhile, the P4P king, Canelo Alvarez, is a favorite in the mix. However, Billy Joe Saunders (30-0), who is a southpaw, can rightly trouble his Mexican rival.

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Apart from the alluring main event, there will be several more interesting matchups at the AT&T stadium. Matchroom Promotions have already confirmed a record-breaking Gate Attendance. However, fight fans can also catch a glimpse of the action from the comfort of their homes. Here’s every detail you need to know about Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders.

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The fight will take place on May 8 in the USA and on May 9 in the UK. Per BST, the event will begin at 1:00 AM and fans can catch it at 8:00 PM in the USA. The main event will begin around 4:00 AM BST and 11:00 PM in the USA.

DAZN will telecast the fight worldwide on paid subscriptions. It costs £1.9/ month and users can cancel at any time. Moreover, DAZN is available on all live streaming platforms. Here’s a look at the full fight card, built by Eddie Hearn and his team.

Canelo Alvarez (C) vs Billy Joe Saunders (C)- WBC, WBA (Super), WBO, The Ring super middleweight belts.

Elwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama–WBO light-flyweight championship

Kieron Conway vs Souleymane Cissokho–WBA inter-continental super-welterweight championship

Frank Sanchez vs Nagy Aguilera

Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs Xavier Wilson

Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Antonio Meza

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Marc Castro vs Irving Macias Castillo

Kelvin Davis vs Jan Marsalek

Who do you think will win the main event?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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