Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight start time: Live stream, PPV price, how to watch, TV channel

Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight start time

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.

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While this card is all about Alvarez and Saunders, there’s a few more names just below the main event that should provide interesting theater in the build up. WBO junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto is scheduled to take on Katsunari Takayama in the co-main event. Soto boasts an 18-1 mark with the lone loss coming in his third professional fight. He’s been dominant since with 12 knockouts on his resume. Plus, Cuban heavyweight Frank Sanchez is back when he takes on Nagy Aguilera.

The fight will be available to view live for DAZN subscribers on either the DAZN website or app, or can be purchased via traditional pay-per-view methods. Below is the complete info for buying and viewing the PPV event.

Viewing information
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 (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

It’s time for some big-time boxing on a massive stage. Unified super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will put his pair of titles on the line against WBO champ Billy Joe Saunders in a blockbuster main event inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday night (8 p.m. on DAZN, sign up now). Alvarez is dogged in his pursuit of becoming an undisputed champion in the 168-pound division and has just two more titles to collect and seal his fate among the sport’s all-time greats.

Central to what the fight will actually look like is whether Saunders (30-0-1, 14 KOs) presents just another challenge in a line of necessary hurdles needing cleared for Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) to become the division’s undisputed champion or whether the brash southpaw from the U.K. actually represents much more as the key protagonist in a potential trap-fight scenario for boxing’s pound-for-pound best fighter.

If the chaos of fight week taught us anything it’s that Saunders, the reigning WBO champion, appears to bring a level of mental toughness, pure guts and the sly ability as a never-ending troll to present a challenge that will be unique to recent Alvarez opponents — from Rocky Fielding and Sergey Kovalev to Callum Smith and Avni Yildirim — who proved to be much more lamb than lion in the face of Alvarez’s sublime skill.

“I’ve been boxing since I have been five years old and been dragged up on the Gypsy camps,” Saunders said during Thursday’s final press conference. “We can all have the tough talk growing up as kids but I’m here for a reason. There is no other reason for me to be apart of this thing other than to win.

“It’s not about the fame, it’s not about anything else, it’s not about the publicity. Win. And I don’t think he has had somebody come to win for a very, very long time. A lot of people turn up, fly in, collect checks and they are out but we haven’t had someone with the heart, soul and IQ that I’ll bring to the ring on Saturday night to win.”

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