Canelo vs Saunders

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  • Canelo vs Saunders
  • 53-1-2 29-0-0
  • Potential : June 2020
  • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA
  • WBA World Super Middleweight Championship
  • WBO World Super Middleweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Middleweight
  • SD MD 12TKO 3UD 12TKO 11 < form UD 12UD 12TKO 4UD 12KO 11 <
  • Tape
  • 30 age 30
  • 5' 9" / 175cm height 5' 11" / 180cm
  • 70.5" / 179cm reach 70.9" / 180cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Southpaw (l)
  • full record
  • 53 wins 29
  • 36 by ko 14
  • 68% Ko% 48%
  • 1 Losses 0
  • 0 Stopped 0
  • 2 draws 0
  • 2005 Debut 2009
  • 402 Pro rds 202
  • current rankings @ Super Middleweight
  • 4 The Ring 5
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • 1 WBO
  • IBF

Canelo vs Saunders Info

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez could take on Billy Joe Saunders in June 2020 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 WBA World Super Middleweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Rocky Fielding in December 2018. He has held this belt for 1 year 7 months and 20 days.

Saunders will be making his 2nd 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 2 months and 17 days.

Canelo vs Saunders stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would step into the ring with a record of 53 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 29 wins, with 14 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Canelo would have advantage in power over Saunders, with a 68% knock out percentage over Saunders' 48%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the same age as Billy Joe Saunders, 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, 402 to Saunders' 202.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO and 4 by the RING in the 168lb division.

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

Canelo vs Saunders form

Canelo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had won against 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.

He had drawn with Gennady Golovkin on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF 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 beat 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.

Previous to that, he had beat Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

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

Before that, he had won against David Lemieux on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.

He had defeated Willie Monroe Jr on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

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

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last fought 9 months and 2 days ago, while Billy Joe Saunders' last outing was 8 months and 26 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 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 1 month and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 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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