The return of Canelo Alvarez is upon us. The Mexican superstar is back in action on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, when he takes on Billy Joe Saunders for a trio of titles in the super middleweight division. The bout headlines a four-fight card from AT&T Stadium that is expected to have more than 70,000 fans in attendance and much more watching around the world.
Alvarez has been extremely active since returning from a brief hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unified champion at 168 pounds has fought twice in the last five months already and has plans on fighting two more times in 2021 if all goes according to plan on Saturday night. But he faces a tough test in the Brit carries an undefeated record and a difficult style.
This is mostly a one-fight event given how the sport has produced these cards in recent years, but there are still a few fighters worth keeping an eye on. WBO junior flyweight champ Elwin Soto will look to make his latest title defense against Katsunari Takayama. Soto is 18-1 and carries decent power for the very light weight. Plus, Cuban heavyweight Frank Sanchez is back when he takes on Nagy Aguilera.
The undercard action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET with the main event ring walks expected at approximately 11 p.m. ET. Fans can purchase the event via traditional PPV methods through their local cable providers. It will also be live for any active DAZN subscribers through the website or app. The rest of the fight card and viewing information is listed below.
- Date: May 8 | Location: AT&T Stadium -- Arlington, Texas
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET (main event set for approximately 11 p.m. ET)
- TV: Traditional PPV for $49.99 (check local listings)
- How to watch/stream: DAZN (subscribe now)
Canelo vs. Saunders fight card, odds
- Canelo Alvarez (c) -700 vs. Billy Joe Saunders (c) +500, super middleweight titles
- Elwin Soto -1000 (c) vs. Katsunari Takayama +650, WBO junior flyweight title
- Souleymane Cissokho -440 vs. Kieron Conway +340, super welterweights
- Frank Sanchez -3000 vs. Nagy Aguilera +1300, heavyweights