Canelo vs Saunders

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  • Canelo vs Saunders
  • 54-1-2 30-0-0
  • Potential : Summer 2021
  • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA
  • Vacant WBA World Super Middleweight Championship
  • WBO World Super Middleweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Middleweight
  • MD 12TKO 3UD 12TKO 11UD 12 < form UD 12TKO 4UD 12KO 11UD 12 <
  • Tape
  • 30 age 31
  • 5' 9" / 175cm height 5' 11" / 180cm
  • 70.5" / 179cm reach 70.9" / 180cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Southpaw (l)
  • full record
  • 54 wins 30
  • 36 by ko 14
  • 67% Ko% 47%
  • 1 Losses 0
  • 0 Stopped 0
  • 2 draws 0
  • 2005 Debut 2009
  • 414 Pro rds 214
  • current rankings @ Super Middleweight
  • The Ring 5
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Canelo vs Saunders Info

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez could take on Billy Joe Saunders in Summer 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

The contest would be for the unified super middleweight championship of the world, with the WBA & WBO belts on the line.

Canelo would be defending The Ring Super Middleweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Callum Smith in December 2020. He has held this belt for 1 month and 1 day.

He would be defending WBC World Super Middleweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Callum Smith in December 2020. He has held this title for 1 month and 1 day.

Also, on the line would be his WBA Super World Super Middleweight Championship defence for the first time. He won this belt against Callum Smith in December 2020. He has been recognised as this champion for 1 month and 1 day.

Saunders will be making his 3rd defence of the WBO World Super Middleweight Championship. He won this belt against Shefat Isufi in May 2019. He has held this belt for 1 year 8 months and 2 days.

Canelo vs Saunders stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would step into the ring with a record of 54 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Billy Joe Saunders would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 30 wins, with 14 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Canelo would have advantage in power over Saunders, with a 67% knock out percentage over Saunders' 47%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.

Saunders has a height advantage of 2 inches over Canelo. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fights out of the orthodox stance, while Billy Joe Saunders is a southpaw.

Canelo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 27 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 3 years and 3 months earlier than Saunders, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 200 more professional rounds, 414 to Saunders' 214.

Billy Joe Saunders is currently ranked number 5 by the RING in the 168lb division.

Canelo vs Saunders form

Canelo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Callum Smith on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Rocky Fielding on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had beat Gennady Golovkin on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Saunders remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Martin Murray on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Marcelo Esteban Coceres on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had defeated Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

He had beat David Lemieux on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has been fighting more than Billy Joe Saunders.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last fought 1 month and 1 day ago, while Billy Joe Saunders' last outing was 1 month and 16 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 3 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.

Saunders' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 11 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

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