Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is coming off an excellent win against the most recent contender, the Turkish fighter Avni Yildirim. Canelo made short work of Yildirim, displaying his usual range of strikes and putting Yildirim to bed in just three rounds.
The latest challenger for the Mexican is the Brit, Billy Joe Saunders in a unifying bout of the four major super middleweight belts. Billy Joe Saunders certainly poses the biggest threat out of the recent challengers, as is reflected in the boxing betting odds.
Canelo vs Saunders is slated for Cinco de Mayo weekend, on the 8th of May and can be viewed on DAZN’s Matchroom Boxing promotion and various online streaming services.
We head to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in front of 60,000 fans, which will be the biggest audience watching a major boxing event in well over a year. We saw at UFC 261 in Florida that things are getting back to normal.
Looking at the Canelo betting odds for the bout, it comes as no surprise that Canelo is the clear favorite from the start. While Billy Joe Saunders is the dog in this fight across all the top online sportsbook providers, it’s still going to be a very interesting fight. Let’s take a look at the best picks for the upcoming bout.