How to watch Canelo Álvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders boxing live online in Australia and start time
Mexican superstar Canelo Álvarez faces undefeated Brit Billy Joe Saunders in a mouth-watering super middleweight unification bout.
Canelo Álvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) will continue his quest to become the first undisputed world super middleweight champion ever when he faces Billy Joe Saunders in a unification bout. Canelo's WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring super middleweight titles will be on the line. Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) will risk his WBO title.
The winner of this bout in Arlington, Texas will most certainly try to book a fight with IBF champion Caleb Plant to secure undisputed glory at super middleweight.
Canelo vs Saunders Australian start time
The main card at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas is set to start at 11am AEST on Sunday 9 May. Álvarez vs Saunders is expected to get underway around 2pm AEST.
How to watch Canelo vs Saunders live in Australia
Álvarez is already one of the great boxers in the sport's history. His attempt to add more lustre to his record this weekend is being shown live and exclusively on streaming platform DAZN. There is no free-to-air or Main Event pay-per-view coverage.
Australia was among 200 countries that DAZN expanded into on 1 December last year. Boxing is DAZN's priority and there is a huge amount of content on the platform, including the weigh-ins and pre-fight interviews for this match-up.
DAZN is a different offering to the traditionally expensive PPV models. Rather than having to fork out your hard-earned money per fight, with DAZN you simply pay $2.99 per month for complete access.
Álvarez vs Saunders fight card
- Canelo Álvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders, WBC, WBA, WBO, The Ring super middleweight title fight (12 rounds)
- Elwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama, WBO junior flyweight title (12 rounds)
- Kieron Conway vs Souleymane Cissokho, junior middleweight (10 rounds)
- Frank Sánchez vs Nagy Aguilera, heavyweight (10 rounds)
- Keyshawn Davis vs José Quiñónez, lightweight (6 rounds)
- Kelvin Davis vs Jan Marsalek, welterweight (6 rounds)
- Marc Castro vs Irving Macias, junior lightweight (6 rounds)
- Christian Gómez vs Xavier Wilson, welterweight (8 rounds)
Who will win Álvarez vs Saunders?
Álvarez is the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the sport so it's easy to see why he's a hot favourite for this unification bout. He beat Callum Smith by unanimous decision in December to secure the WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine titles. He then destroyed Avni Yıldırım in February to successfully defend those titles.
Saunders has fought just once in the past 18 months, easily defending his WBO title against Martin Murray in December. He has a tricky, awkward style which most boxers struggle to adapt to but this shouldn't pose a problem for Álvarez.
Saunders will have his moments against the legendary Mexican but he'll need the performance of his life to pull off an upset. Álvarez to win by decision.
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