Canelo vs Saunders – LIVE result: Latest fight updates, how to watch online and undercard results


Canelo Alvarez celebrates his victory

Canelo Alvarez celebrates his victory

(Ed Mulholland/Matchroom.)

Billy Joe Saunders battles Canelo Alvarez in Dallas tonight looking to unify the super-middleweight world titles and pull off one of the biggest shocks in British boxing history.

The Briton puts his WBO title on the line, while the Mexican superstar will defend the WBA and WBC titles at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, which is the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Saunders has not yet been at this level before, though he has stepped up to the big occasion in the past when travelling to Canada to outfox David Lemieux, while also keeping his cool when tempers flared against Chris Eubank Jr.

But Canelo presents an entirely different challenge, with the power to be respected at least, if not feared, as well as a more polished arsenal, having worked on his skills since being outclassed by Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Can Saunders at least get Canelo to respect his power? That should be vital to the outcome of this one, given Canelo was able to take the punishment Gennadiy Golovkin dished out over 24 rounds. Tune in for all the live updates, round-by-round, undercard results as well as build-up and instant reaction from social media to the biggest fight of the year so far:

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Saunders taken to hospital

DAZN is reporting that Saunders has been taken to hospital with a possible fractured orbital socket. If that is the case, it will quieten some of those who scream from the rooftops that he quit.

(Ed Mulholland/Matchroom.)

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:33

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Canelo beats Saunders

Canelo is now unbeaten in 15 fights and has not lost in nearly eight years.

(Ed Mulholland/Matchroom.)

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:28

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Canelo wants undisputed title in super-middleweight division

Canelo categorically said he wants Caleb Plant next as he bids to collect the fourth and final belt in the 168-pound division.

And promoter Hearn agrees…

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:23

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Scorecards

The scorecards at the time of the stoppage read 78-74, 78-74, 77-75 all in favour of Canelo.

You see those scorecards and think it was probably wise for Tibbs to save Saunders to fight another day. He was almost certainly not getting the nod there.

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:18

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Canelo beats Saunders

Here is how Saunders’ eye looked before his corner threw in the towel.

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:16

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Canelo beats Saunders

Worth saying that the doctor did not look at Saunders before the fight was waved off. It was his corner who threw the towel in, but there were words between Saunders and trainer Mark Tibbs before it did end.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has just said Saunders busted his eye socket and that Tibbs would not let him go out for the ninth.

(Ed Mulholland/Matchroom.)

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:13

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Canelo beats Saunders

That may well have been all square after eight rounds, would be interested to see how the judges were seeing the fight.

But Canelo had him badly hurt in the eighth after the injury to the eye and Saunders could not recover in the corner.

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:09

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Canelo beats Saunders

A sad end to a great fight, but it was a seriously good uppercut from Canelo which caused the eye to close.

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:06

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Canelo beats Saunders

Saunders’ eye did appear to be closed but it didn’t look as if he refused to come out for the ninth round. Maybe the doctor stopped it, we’re not entirely sure right now.

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:03

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Canelo vs Saunders

OH MY WORD! IT’S OVER! Someone stopped the fight and Canelo has won!

Dylan Terry9 May 2021 05:00



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