With an expected capacity of between 60,000 and 70,000 spectators present, Eddie hearn confirmed to AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys in Dallas, as the venue for the May 8 unification fight between Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez Y Billy Joe Saunders, where the titles will be in dispute CMB, AMB Y OMB of 168 lbs.
It was through a statement through the social networks of Matchroom Boxing, What Eddie hearn broke the news that the fight between the Canelo Y Saunders It will be in Dallas, and with an almost full capacity.
We had tough decisions to make, one of the biggest fights Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez against Billy Joe Saunders, a unification fight, on May 8, the weekend of May 5. The decision is here, AT&T Stadium, Dallas Texas, 70,000 fans. Canelo Alvarez Y Billy Joe Saunders returning to the big crowds to boxing. This is a May 5 celebration that you will never forget.
– Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) March 19, 2021
How is vaccination going in Texas
The news that there could be up to 70,000 spectators present for the fight between the Canelo Y Saunders, is accompanied by the advances in anti-Covid vaccination that have occurred in the United States.
According to the daily monitoring of vaccination carried out by the New York Times, 2.5 million vaccines are being administered daily in the United States.
In the specific case of the state of Texas, where the fight will take place, just over 9 million injections have been applied. And it is estimated that 20% of the population have already received at least one dose.
Canelo confirms fight with Saunders in Dallas
From his social networks, his own Canelo Alvarez He also confirmed the news on Friday morning.
– Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) March 19, 2021