May 08 2021
Saturday

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States

12 rounds contest @ Super Middleweight
55-1-2
TKO 8

Score cards

  • 78-74
  • 77-75
  • 78-74
RTD 8
30-0-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Super Middleweight Championship
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Championship
WBO World Super Middleweight Championship
The Ring Super Middleweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
33
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

TKOUDTKOUDTKO
Form
UDKOUDTKOUD
55
Wins
30
37
By KO
14
67
KO%
47
1
Loses
0
2
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight

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The Ring
4
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
-
WBO
-
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IBF
-

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders report

Who won Canelo vs Saunders?

Canelo Alvarez beat Billy Joe Saunders by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 8th May 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The scorecards were announced as 78-74, 77-75, 78-74 in favor of winner Canelo Alvarez.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

This contest was for the undisputed super middleweight championship of the world, with the WBC, WBA, WBO & The Ring belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Elwin Soto was victorious over Katsunari Takayama for the WBO World Junior Flyweight championship, Souleymane Cissokho beat Kieron Conway and Frank Sanchez defeated Nagy Aguilera.

Canelo vs Saunders stats

Canelo Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 55 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 37 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Billy Joe Saunders made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 30 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Canelo had advantage in power over Saunders, with a 67% knock out percentage over Saunders' 47%.

Canelo Alvarez was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

Saunders had a height advantage of 2 inches over Canelo. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Canelo Alvarez fought out of the orthodox stance, while Billy Joe Saunders was a southpaw.

Canelo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 28 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 3 years and 3 months earlier than Saunders, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 238 more professional rounds, 460 to Saunders' 222.

Canelo vs Saunders form

Canelo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Dmitry Bivol on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Caleb Plant on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, IBF World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.

Going into that contest, he had beat Billy Joe Saunders on 8th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington.

Before that, he had won against Avni Yildirim on 27th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.

He had beat 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.

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 activity leading into the fight, Canelo Alvarez had been fighting more than Billy Joe Saunders.

Going to this contest, Canelo Alvarez had last fought 8 months and 28 days ago, while Billy Joe Saunders' last outing had been 2 years and 2 months ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Saunders' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

What time did Canelo vs Saunders start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Canelo vs Saunders?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Canelo vs Saunders?

Canelo Alvarez was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Billy Joe Saunders made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.

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