Saul “Canelo” Álvarez Y Billy Joe Saunders they complied with the weigh-in for the unification of the belts super middle of the WBC, WBA Y OMB. The Jalisco registered 167.4 pounds and Billy joe left the scale at 167.8 pounds.
Before more than 4,000 people outside the stadium of the Dallas cowboys, Saunders was first introduced by Michael Buffer and received endless boos, to which he responded to be quiet.
For its part, Canelo Alvarez He took the stage with the support of the people who had many Mexicans.
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“Very grateful that you are here, I hope to give you a great fight. I already missed them a lot, ”the Mexican told the fans. “I have the experience ready to deal with it, this is ready for tomorrow. He has a very difficult style, apart from being a left-handed fighter, I have to adapt to any situation ”.
“I think, I have the winning mentality, I have the intention,” he said. Saunders. “We will fight with great determination, but I have come to take it all as a storm. I haven’t lost since 2009 and he will have to do things very differently if he wants victory ”.
The confrontation was very hard between both boxers, holding the gaze for several seconds. First it was Eddy reynoso the one who asked the Canelo to walk away but kept his eyes on Saunders, until it arrived Eddie hearn and other members on the stage to separate them.
Canelo He arrives after winning a criticized fight against the Turk Avni Yildirim, in which he was victorious by technical knockout at the end of the third episode.
Saul got his 36th knockout that way and hasn’t lost since his fight against Floyd mayweather in 2013.
Billy Joe SaundersFor his part, he remains undefeated in 30 fights with 14 via chloroform and has successfully defended his super middleweight belt in the OMB on a couple of occasions.
Alvarez Y Saunders they will see each other this May 8 at the AT&T Stadium, on Arlington, Texas, before an approximate of 70,000 spectators in what will represent the massive return of fans for a boxing event.
The return to massive events in boxing
According to statements by the president of the CMB, Mauricio Sulaiman, the event will signify a new era in boxing and turn the page after the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is a new dawn for everyone after difficult times,” he confessed to DAZN in the preview of the event. “What better than boxing is the one that gives the world a note with a great fight like this.”
Regarding the future of both fighters, the winner is most likely to have his sights set on the IBF belt he currently owns. Caleb Plant.
To get the pair of wins, Saul Alvarez He would make a leap into history by owning all the 168-pound belts.