After Matchroom Boxing held a big event in Manchester this weekend, their ring is moving to the Texas town of Arlington, to the spectacular AT&T Stadium. As part of the traditional "Cinco De Mayo" holiday, probably the best boxer of today and a great global star, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, will enter the ring.
At the spectacle on May 8, he will be opposed by the toughest opponent so far. Negotiations lasted a long time, they were interrupted several times when they were already coming close, but now it is finally over. Alvarez will enter the ring against the dangerous Briton, Billy Joe Saunders.
The 31-year-old Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) is a boxer who is incredibly hard to fight. The WBO world champion of the super middle category moves fantastically, avoids blows superbly, and in fact, with his fighting style and behavior, he knows how to provoke his opponents incredibly well so that they would start making mistakes on their own.
He is a fighter who has hardly been seriously endangered in his career so far, which is why many consider him the most difficult Canel's exam since the only match in which he suffered defeat, the one against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
from 2013 and two clashes with Gennady Golovkin. Apart from great boxing, Saunders is also known for incidental behavior and provocations towards opponents. He didn't provoke Canelo so far, but during the week of the fight, nothing should surprise us.
He will try to use every opportunity to try to throw the Mexican off-balance.
For Canelo (55-1-2, 37 KOs) this is an opportunity for the WBA, WBC and The Ring belts to add the Saunders' one. It will be his second match this year after he defeated Avni Yildrim in February, and he announced that he could fight two more times by the end of the year.
Of course, in order to stay with that plan, he must record the victory in this match as he imagined, clean and without any injuries that would take him away from the hall for a while. Canelo is also a great fighter who can make a lot of trouble for the Saunders, but it won’t be easy for any of them given the quality they possess Eddie Hearn has no intention of doing small shows in America, so it is this time as well. Mexico against Great Britain on the big stage. We can't wait!