DAZN Releases Sick Promo for Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders

Published 02/28/2021, 6:00 AM EST
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


DAZN has released a fantastic promotional video for what could be the fight of the year. The streaming platform revealed the video for the super middleweight unification bout between Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders. This could be one of their most epic ones yet.

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Rumors have long suggested that the two super-middleweights will collide. Moreover, both fighters have shared a hot and cold rivalry outside the boxing ring. However, they will now get to settle it within the ropes.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Billy Joe Saunders defeats Willie Munroe Jr for the WBO World Middleweight Title fight at Copper Box Arena on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images)

Reports previously suggested that Saunders and Alvarez had already agreed to a fight on May 8. However, it all depended on Alvarez’s fight against Avni Yildirim. The Mexican took care of business by beating the Turkish challenger with relative ease.

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As a result, DAZN could officially announce the fight between the two. They did so by posting the insane promo video to their YouTube channel. The video showed some of Canelo’s best bits with some of Saunders’ best moments in the ring.

It also revealed that the pair will fight on the ‘Cinco De Mayo’ weekend, which falls on May 8. Moreover, the video showed the three titles that the two super middleweights will battle it out for, i.e., the WBO, WBA, and WBC belts.

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What can we expect from the Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight?

Now that the fight is official, fans can look forward to seeing one of the most highly anticipated clashes in recent times. Both Alvarez and Saunders have been at the top of the division for a while now. Therefore, it promises to be a cracking contest.

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Although the Yildirim fight was a let-down, the Saunders bout will be anything but that. Alvarez has already admitted the Englishman would make a tough fight. Furthermore, the Britisher’s personality outside the ring means fans can expect a lot of trash-talking and fireworks even before they enter the ring.

The Mexican revealed why he is chasing the undisputed title in the post-fight interview; Saunders called for big fights after his last victory in December. Therefore, both fighters were desperate to make it happen and they have now gotten their wish.

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What did you make of this news? Do you think Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders will live up to the hype?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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