VIDEO: Crowd Pulls Off Giant Mexican Wave on Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders Undercard

Published 05/08/2021, 10:51 PM EDT


The Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders fight is unquestionably one of the biggest fights of 2021. Both the fighters were in contention to face each other since their middleweight boxing days, but it seems that the super middleweight unification collision was destiny.

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That said, this fight accrued one and all’s attention, and it even had fans present in the arena in massive numbers. Moreover, the crowd was only interested in seeing Saunders and Alvarez fight despite the stacked undercard.

Citing the lackluster performance of fighters on the overall card, the crowd decided to entertain themselves by pulling off a giant Mexican wave.

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This wave took place when the WBO light flyweight champion, Elwin Soto, locked horns with Katsunari Takayama for his title defense. Fans present in the arena didn’t really enjoy this fight and were waiting for the main event.

Not just the fans inside the arena, but even fans at home were waiting to see the super middleweight unification collision.

Over the course of time, the pair have taken wild shots at each other. And they’re extremely hungry to battle each other out, thus settling their rivalry once for all. That said, the fans are in for a real treat with this epic encounter.

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders – Will it stay true to the hype?

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The P4P king of boxing, Canelo Alvarez, will take on the toughest super-middleweight opponent in Billy Joe Saunders. The latter is undefeated in his professional boxing run. Thus, his performance in this fight will play a huge role in taking his career to the next level.

May 7, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez (left) and boxer Billy Joe Saunders (right) stare each other down during weigh ins for their super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Alvarez will look to move one step closer towards becoming undisputed at 168. Hence, this fight, which will play a pivotal role for both boxers, will have the world’s attention.

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The best man on fight night will get his hand raised. Furthermore, he will line himself up for an undisputed clash later.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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