Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez will face on May 8 Billy joe saunders, after it was made official after the victory over Avni Yildirim.
Promoter Matchroom, from Eddie hearn, made the announcement with headquarters to be confirmed, minutes after the resounding triumph of the Mexican in the third episode.
“It’s official! Unification is ready. Canelo Y Saunders for the world championships CMB, AMB, OMB and from the magazine The Ring May 8 in DAZNThe promoter tweeted Eddie hearn.
– Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 28, 2021
“Everyone wants a piece of the Canelo but I’m not going to give it to him … yes Billy he talks a lot … words are superfluous, “said the Mexican after the announcement. “I know how to control myself and it won’t get into my head.”
“I feel very good, I came to do my job and win and make history,” said the man from Guadalajara. “I feel very good at this weight, I feel strong. I fight with anyone, I fight with the best and here I am. To be honest, if I wasn’t going to unify the division I wouldn’t have given the fight to Yildirim. “
The Turk was very slow and from the first moment the Mexican was immensely superior, sending him to the canvas in the third episode. The corner no longer let him out for the fourth round.
Billy joe saunders It will be the first step for the Mexican to get the third of the four titles in the super middleweight division, since the British is the current monarch of the OMB.
In the past weeks Eddie hearn had ensured that he would have ready Saunders in Miami to make the official announcement of the fight, but they preferred to wait for Canelo take the win before Yildirim.
He has even made him the ideal candidate to defeat the Mexican.
To beat Saunders in a hypothetical combat, Canelo I would only have ahead of Caleb Plant, current owner of the belt of the FIB to finally stay as undisputed champion of the super middleweight.
Billy Joe Saunders did not travel to Miami
It was expected that Billy joe saunders will travel to Miami to be present at the official announcement of the unification fight with the Canelo, at the end of the fight with Yildirim. However, the Englishman did not make the trip.
And according to what he published on his social networks in the afternoon, Saunders He preferred to go to sleep and not watch the fight Canelo.
“I’m going to bed. Surely all of you boxing fans will know later the date of my next fight, “he tweeted. Saunders.
Off to bed sure all you Boxing fans will find out my next date later ? ?? god bless
– billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) February 27, 2021