WATCH: Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders Refuse to Break Away During Intense Face-Off

Published 05/08/2021, 10:27 AM CDT


Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders have expressed mutual animosity toward each other, entering their upcoming super-middleweight unification fight. They have constantly demeaned each other and have spat verbal venom time and time again.

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However, they appear aware of the kind of challenge that both men bring to the fold. Hence, the nearing fight is seemingly an interesting call that can help to build up several more fights of the 156 lbs roster.

The highly awaited battle has seen another interesting moment in the official weigh-in. Both the titlists have made championship weight and are eager to lock horns. While they faced off each other, the intensity of the matchup was up there for all to see.

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Alvarez and Saunders didn’t want to break the face-off, even after the time. They looked straight into each other’s eyes and neither man appeared hesitant. So, their in-ring matchup will certainly live up to all the hype that it has built.

Led by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions, the fight will happen at the AT&T Stadium on May 8th in the presence of a live crowd.

The entire event will also be available on DAZN with paid subscriptions. As the 2 prime champions collide this week, it can bring several forms of the outcome. Here’s a preview of the fight.

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Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders- Preview

30-0 as a professional, the 2-division titleholder ‘Superb’ Saunders currently holds the WBO 168 lbs strap. In recent memory, he staged a successful title defense against Martin Murray in December 2020.

While many fans might overlook his chances against a mighty Canelo, a southpaw in Saunders can bring a lot of new things into the display. He is a hard-hitter and has splendid footwork to complement his power.

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But all these features can still fall short in front of Canelo Alvarez. One of the best pound-for-pound fighters, the 4-division champion Alvarez, has been highly active in recent times.

He has beaten Callum Smith to grab the 168 lbs titles in December. And has defended them against Avni Yildirim via KO. Thus, he might have the answer to Saunder’s prowess.

It leaves both men with equal chances of winning, citing a nail-biting thriller for the fans. Who do you think will win? Canelo Alvarez or Billy Joe Saunders?

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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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