Completed Boxing Bout

Saul Álvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders

Main Event | WBC World, WBA World, WBO World Super Middleweight Title | 168 lbs

Saul Álvarez defeats Billy Joe Saunders via KO/TKO at 3:00 of Round 8

Saul "Canelo" Álvarez
Billy Joe "Superb" Saunders

Round 8

Saul Álvarez Billy Joe Saunders

"Canelo" "Superb"

56-1-2   Pro Record At Fight   30-1-0
-600 (Huge Favorite)   Betting Odds   +450 (Heavy Underdog)
Champion   Title   Champion
Mexico   Nationality   United Kingdom
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico   Fighting out of   Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
30 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, 6 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 8 months, 1 week, 1 day
167.4 lbs (75.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   167.8 lbs (76.1 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
70.5" (179cm)   Reach   N/A
Canelo vs. Saunders
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Canelo vs. Saunders
  • Date: Saturday 05.08.2021 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mark Calo-oy
  • Venue: AT & T Stadium
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 168 lbs (76.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Todd Grisham, Sergio Mora, Chris Mannix, Carl Froch
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Chris Mannix
  • Álvarez Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Saunders Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: WBC World, WBA World, WBO World Super Middleweight Title
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Álvarez
  • Sport: Boxing
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Álvarez vs. Saunders Fight Predictions

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Event Discussion


05.09.2021 | 12:52 AM ET

Credit where credit is due. Saunders was doing incredible in the fight and I had it even before it was stopped. 

05.09.2021 | 1:53 AM ET

MikeLovesTacos XD
MikeLovesTacos XD

05.09.2021 | 7:00 PM ET

Saunders fought a good fight - did better than I thought he would, but I am shocked at how many people had him winning the fight before the stoppage. That's just not true. Was a good fight for Canelo for the most part, though BJS definitely may have stolen 2 or 3 rounds, maybe even 4 but I don't think so. Wish people, commentary team included, wouldn't **** on Saunders for 'quitting'. Dude broke his orbital. People are comparing that corner stoppage to MMA fighters trying to fight through crazy injuries. Lmao no. The difference there is that most MMA fighters are fighting for 50% of their purse thanks to the ridiculous show/win split. Boxers, especially bigger name boxers, don't need to cause permanent injury to themselves. BJS showed up, fought well, but got busted up bad at the end there. His corner knew his eye was ******, there was no reason to push through such injury. 

**** the ref on that Soto/Takayama call. Absolute travesty. Takayama has been stopped once in 40 fights, has proven to be tough as hell, and was still in that fight. Atrocious stoppage, and that may be the last fight of the Japanese legend's career. A real shame.

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