Today at 11 am ET, Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will (virtually) meet up for a press conference ahead of their May 8 fight at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the two will unify three super middleweight world titles live on DAZN.
Canelo (55-1-2, 37 KO) will be defending his WBC and WBA belts, while Saunders (30-0, 14 KO) enters with the WBO title in his possession. The winner will be the clear No. 1 man at 168 lbs — Canelo is already considered that, to be fair — and will have three of four world titles, with Caleb Plant holding the IBF belt.
Over 60,000 fans are expected at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, making this easily the biggest live crowd we’ll have seen for boxing in a long time, since before the COVID pandemic briefly sidelined the sport entirely in 2020, and has made for smaller, socially distanced audiences at events where there have been fans allowed.
Saunders is a wild card when given a microphone, so while Alvarez is frankly not that exciting a talker, today could be worth tuning in. We’ll be here, join us!