This Saturday we see one of the most anticipated fights of the year so far as Canelo fights Billy Joe Saunders.
Canelo and Billy Joe Saunders have been linked with a fight for years but this Saturday it's finally taking place, with the winner of this unification fight able to claim that they're the best super middleweight alive.
We know all about Canelo by now, having watched him grow from a rising star into the biggest name in boxing. The 30-year old Mexican is a hero in his home country and one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet. Across his 55-fight career we've seen some incredible bouts, battles with Gennady Golovkin, and a 2013 loss to Floyd Mayweather, a future Hall of Famer.
His opponent on Saturday is Billy Joe Saunders, a complex character with a less accomplished CV than Canelo. The British boxer comes from gypsy fighting stock and heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury is a longtime best friend. Saunders has a 30-0 record, with 14 knockouts.
Saturday's fight takes place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and will be watched by millions around the world, both in this country, and the home countries of both fighters.
Canelo is a -625 favorite, with Saunders priced at a best price of +500. One thing is for certain and that is that Billy Joe Saunders is a lot tougher of an opponent than Canelo's last victim, Avni Yildirim. Saunders has a band of fans and at times in his career has boxed at a truly elite level but some of his opponents haven't been top tier and he's had some interesting activities outside of the ring too. Despite all of that the southpaw is an interesting matchup for Canelo and Saturday's fight is going to be a must-watch.
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders Betting Breakdown
Despite the British fighter being a 5/1 underdog there's been huge public support for the enigmatic Brit. Saunders has taken a huge 67% of all bets on the fight over the past 7 days, with many bettors perhaps influenced by experts who believe that his style may be a problem for the Mexican superstar.
|Fighter||Odds (Click to Bet)||Public Betting % (Past 7 Days)||Winnings from $100 Wager|
|Billy Joe Saunders||+500||67%||$600|
Where to watch Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders?
Where To Watch: DAZN
Day: Saturday, May 8
Time: 8PM ET
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders Undercard
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