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Canelo vs Saunders: Watch fighters go face-to-face for first time

Canelo Alvarez and a talkative Billy Joe Saunders faced off in Texas.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders went face-to-face for the first time today in Texas, just a few days ahead of their fight Saturday night on DAZN (8 pm ET), and with the ring size controversy settled, it’s full steam ahead for the three-belt unification.

Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KO) is defending the WBC and WBA super middleweight titles, and was generally pretty quiet here, but he obviously said something. Saunders (30-0, 14 KO), the WBO titlist, was as usual loud and talkative, and even attempted to out-swag Canelo by wearing what is either a really nice bath robe or his ring robe for Saturday, who knows with Billy Joe?

How to Watch Canelo vs Saunders

Date: Saturday, May 8 | Start Time: 8:00 pm ET
Location: AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX
Streaming: DAZN
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The two headline at AT&T Stadium on Saturday night in what will be one of the bigger fights of 2021, at least if Jake Paul doesn’t fight 10 more times.

The final press conference will be live on DAZN Thursday at 1 pm ET, with the weigh-in on Friday at 3 pm ET. We’ll have live streams and coverage for both, ahead of full live coverage on Saturday night for the fights, starting at 8 pm ET, with the main event expected around 11 pm ET.

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