Huge unification fight little over a month away
World Boxing Council supermiddleweight champion Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, takes on WBO champion, Billy Joe Saunders, on May 8 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Coach Eddy Reynoso, who has a long and successful career working with Canelo, commented: “The fight with Saunders will be really tough. He works his legs very well. He throws good combinations and has good defense. It will be an excellent fight.”
Canelo (55-1-2, 37 KOs) is making up for lost time, fighting for the third time in five months after dethroning Callum Smith in December and brushing aside Avni Yildirim in February.
Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) in his most recent bout defeated compatriot Martin Murray last December.
Canelo commented: “He is a good boxer. He is a tough and left-handed fighter, but we will be ready for him. I am very motivated to get a great victory.”