Arlington, Texas-In less than five months, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was set against the festive atmosphere of “Cinco de Mayo”. Breaking into a ring for the third time in five months.
The Mexican star claims to be prepared to make up for the lost time as he prepares to face British Billy Joe Saunders (Billy Joe Saunders) in the unified championship game held at the home of the Dallas Cowboys tonight. The battle was originally scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in May 2020.
Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 knockout games) won the dominant decision against Callum Smith of San Antonio in the WBA and WBC Super Middleweight Championship in December, thus taking a break from Covid-19. Return mid-season. Subsequently, in order to defend his title, Alvarez defeated Avni Yildirim in the third round of the Miami Dolphins’ home game in February.
Now that the Texas authorities have lifted restrictions related to the pandemic, organizers are waiting in the stands for approximately 70,000 fans. This number will exceed the record of 63,352 boxing matches in indoor arenas in 1978, which was 1978. In the Orleans Superdome implemented on the new stadium in the year, Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks.
In the pandemic, this battle is striving to gain public popularity at the largest sporting event in the United States, although this mark may only last for three weeks. The 500-mile Indianapolis will start the race on May 30 and is expected to receive approximately 135,000 fans, accounting for 40% of the track’s capacity.
Despite a 30-0 record and 14 knockout matches unbeaten, WBO champion Saunders unanimously decided to defeat Martin Murray, but he knows that he will not become his professional in a hostile crowd. Favorite in the most important battle of your career.
No problem overcoming scale
“Carneiro” and Sanders passed the first round smoothly.
Mexican Saúl Álvarez donated 167.4 pounds, and British Billy Joe Saunders donated 167.8 pounds. Today they will fight in front of 70,000 souls at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Yesterday, the weighing ceremony boasted about 4,000 souls on the square of the stadium.
After weighing, both fighters posed face to face. The British (WBO Super Middleweight World Champion) was undefeated. The British only offered one threat or another.
“Canelo” will connect with the world centers of WBC and WBA.
The man in Guadalajara said: “I have missed you, thank you for your support, there will be a great battle tomorrow (today).”
In the other corner, boos were motivated by them.
Sanders said: “This will be a good fight, he is a great champion, but I came to grab his belt.”
‘Canelo’ Álvarez vs. Billy Saunders
Saturday, May 8
Three super middleweight champions in dispute
7 pm / DAZN, ESPN, Aztec TV, TV station
30 years old 31 years old
1.75 m height 1.80 m
76 kg weight 76 kg
Guadalajara’s birthplace, Hertfordshire
55 Trump 30
37 knockouts 14
1 loss 0
2 Draw 0