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WBO super middlewight champion Billy Joe Saunders will square off with unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez on Saturday, May 8th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Canelo Alvarez, full name Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on July 18, 1990. Today he is one of the premier boxers in the sport, and is currently the unified super middleweight champion. Since 2020 he has held the WBA, WBC, and Ring titles.
Multiple authorities on the sport such as ESPN and BoxRec have ranked Alvarez among the best active boxers fighting today.
Billy Joe Saunders, born in Hertfordshire, England on August 30th, 1989. He is the current WBO super-middleweight title holder and held the WBO middleweight title from 2015 to 2018. He is the first boxer from the English Gypsy community to become a two-weight world champion.
In December 2020 he was ranked the worlds 6th best active super-middleweight fighter by BoxRec and The Ring.