Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KO) captured another major boxing title last night (Saturday, May 8, 2021) live on DAZN from inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, when Mexican sensation ended Billy Joe Saunders (30-1, 14 KOs) in the eighth round to claim the WBO super middleweight title.
Alvarez was able to take an early lead, but it seemed like Saunders’ movement and jab work allowed him to return to the fight in the middle rounds. It didn’t matter in the end because Alvarez’s offense eventually put Saunders out of business, but it’s interesting to note that Saunders was significantly behind on all three judges’ scorecards.
Official scores can be viewed above courtesy of DAZN.
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