Canelo Alvarez returns this Saturday at JerryWorld:
AT&T Stadium, known to the football community as JerryWorld, will play host to arguably the most-anticipated main event thus far in 2021, this Saturday night’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders tilt on DAZN.
Unless you have just recently woken up from comatose, you already know what happened in Alvarez’ most recent bout in the squared circle.
Although the fight between Saul Alvarez (hereafter referred to as Canelo) (55-1-2, 36 knockouts) and WBC mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim (21-3, 12 knockouts) was advertised as a 12-round main event at three minutes per round, the champ, who entered the Feb. 27 headliner in Miami as a 50-to-1 favorite (-5000 betting odds), only needed three rounds to dispose of his adversary.
Canelo knocked Yildirim down with a two-punch combo in round three, with his corner throwing in the towel during the one-minute break between the third and fourth rounds.
In so doing, Alvarez had captured the WBC World Super-Middleweight Championship, adding it to his WBA and The Ring Super-Middleweight belts.
Stakes are high with Billy Joe Saunders:
Any kind of prize fight comes with high stakes—and the Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders contest is no exception—in fact, it’s going to be a winner-take-all tilt at the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys on the eve of Mother’s Day.
As the WBO’s mandatory challenger vs. Canelo, Saunders (30-0, 14 knockouts) will risk his WBO Super-Middleweight Championship this weekend, with the victor becoming a quadruple champion at 168 lbs.
So, what are Canelo’s chances here?
While Canelo is favored in this fight, his odds aren’t nearly as high as they were vs. Yildirim back in February.
Oddsmakers have him pegged as a 7-to-1 (-700) favorite in Arlington on Saturday night [with BetOnline.AG favoring him with -750 betting odds] against Saunders.
Any time Canelo Alvarez steps in the ring, the sports world is captivated and waits to see just what will happen next—and any time he steps in the ring, he has a decent chance to win—but Saunders is an undefeated champion in his own right—making Saturday’s main event Canelo’s toughest test.
We’ll revisit this later in the week in a full preview of the fight card and give a pick, so keep watching this Website.