The eagerly-anticipated boxing bout between Billy Joe Saunders and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is set to take place in front of a worldwide audience.
British boxer Saunders goes into the match up with an undefeated 30-0 winning record in his professional career, as well as holding the WBO title belt.
The 12-round fight will unify the three world super middleweight belts.
Here’s all you need to know...
When is Canelo vs Saunders?
The world title fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders is scheduled to take place on Saturday 8 May 2021 in America.
What time will Canelo vs Saunders start in the UK?
Due to the time zone difference between the UK and the US, the fight will actually take place in the early hours of Sunday morning for viewers on this side of the Atlantic.
The event is scheduled to start at 1am (BST) with the top billing of Canelo vs Saunders expected to start at around 4am on Sunday 9 May 2021 for UK audiences.
Though the exact start time will depend on the length of the undercard fights.
Where will Canelo vs Saunders take place?
The AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be the venue for the world title fight between Canelo and Saunders on 8 May 2021.
Despite the Covid pandemic there will be no capacity limits in place on the night, meaning a full house of around 60,000 spectators will watch the event live.
The stadium, formerly known as the Cowboys Stadium, is home to NFL team Dallas Cowboys since the venue opened in 2009 after a $1.3 billion (£950 million) construction.
Who is on the Canelo vs Saunders undercard?
Boxing fans will get to enjoy seven fights before Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo Alvarez start their ring walks for what promises to be a blockbuster bout.
- Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders- Elwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama - Kieron Conway vs Souleymane Cissokho - Frank Sanchez vs Nagy Aguilera - Marc Castro vs Irving Castillo - Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Antonio Meza - Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs Xavier Wilson - Kelvin Davis vs Jan Marsalek
How can I watch Canelo vs Saunders?
The whole evening’s entertainment will be streamed live through DAZN, including the title fight between Canelo and Saunders.
The channel is available through the DAZN app which can be accessed through most Smart TVs and digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.
UK boxing fans wanting to watch the fight will have to subscribe to DAZN, which can be done through the service’s website at a cost of £1.99 a month.
What are the latest odds on Canelo vs Saunders?
Canelo is favourite to win the showdown with Saunders according to the online bookies, who is attracting odds of 1/6 from PaddyPower, BetFair and BetVictor.
Though in boxing you can’t rule anything out, and this is reflected in the majority of interest backing Saunders to claim a victory at 9/2 with Bet365, SkyBet, WilliamHill and BetWay.
The event of an unlikely draw would see the biggest returns with SBK currently offering 24/1.