- Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez recently captured the WBO light heavyweight title over Sergey Kovalev.
- Billy Joe Saunders is a 29-0 WBO super middleweight champion.
- Rumors of Canelo vs. Saunders are now beginning to circulate.
Canelo Alvarez is one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. The Mexican superstar most recently defeated Sergey Kovalev via 11th round KO. Since that bout, fans have discussed who he would face next. Rumors of Canelo vs. Saunders taking place in May are now beginning to circulate.
This is the fight that many have called for. Billy Joe Saunders is an extremely talented boxer and many feel he has the skills to give Canelo trouble. Today, we’re going to talk about this matchup, and look at the odds for another blockbuster fight taking place this weekend.
Let’s get into it!
Canelo Alvarez Looks Unstoppable Right Now
Back in 2008, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was just beginning to break into the international boxing scene. His talent was immediately apparent, as he dominated every man he faced. In 2011, he captured his first major title against Matthew Hatton and six fights later, took on Floyd Mayweather in one of the biggest fights of the past decade.
By the time these men met, Canelo was already a star. He had the entire country of Mexico behind him and a 42-0 professional boxing record. Mayweather was the most high-profile boxer in the world.
Despite most online sportsbooks listing Mayweather as the favorite, many felt that Canelo was going to win. Mayweather’s experience eventually paid off, as he defeated Canelo via majority decision. This would prove to be the only loss of Canelo’s career.
Since that bout, he’s gone 11-0-1 with wins over Gennady Golovkin, Amir Khan, and Sergey Kovalev. Canelo is one of the hardest hitters in the sport, yet it’s his defensive game that’s brought him to a new level.
Canelo vs. Saunders is now being discussed. These two fighters have called for a fight with one another for years. Here’s what we know about this situation.
Canelo vs. Saunders Could Take Place This May
The move up to light heavyweight was risky for Canelo Alvarez. He passed that test with flying colors, yet he remains a true middleweight. It seems unlikely for him to continue defending his newly-captured WBO light heavyweight title.
Another one of the best middleweight boxers in the world is Billy Joe Saunders. The UK native has accumulated a 29-0 record over the years. He holds impressive wins over fighters like David Lemieux and Charles Adamu.
Saunders has faced criticism for not facing the toughest challenges during his career. Every man he’s faced, however, has been defeated. To his credit, Billy Joe has called out Canelo Alvarez on multiple occasions.
A new report from World Boxing News claims that Canelo vs. Saunders may take place this May.
“May 2, you know against Canelo. It’s a big fight if it happens, it happens. If it don’t, it don’t,” Saunders said. “It would be nice to land the Canelo fight to show people how good I am. Right now, I’ve left this in my management’s hands at MTK. When they get back to me and say the fight is a done deal, it’s a done deal. But I haven’t seen any offer from anybody, as of yet. So if they want to get in contact, go direct to my team. That would be the best bet to get this done. MTK, get direct with them.”
This is a fight fan’s dream. The stylistic clash between Canelo and Saunders would be something to behold. Odds for this matchup are not yet available. Fortunately, one of the biggest boxing matches in history takes place in just a few days that fans can now wager on.
Now’s Your Chance to Bet on Wilder vs. Fury II!
Canelo vs. Saunders may take place in just a few short months. This Saturday, one of Billy Joe Saunders’ teammates, Tyson Fury, takes on Deontay Wilder in one of the biggest boxing matches of the past decade. This is a rematch of their fight from December of 2018.
The first fight is widely considered one of the best heavyweight bouts of all time. Tyson Fury proved to be the more technical striker and won the majority of rounds. Wilder’s power earned him two knockdowns, the second of which appeared to knock Fury out for a moment.
Now, Mybookie.ag is offering odds on this incredible rematch. For now, Wilder enters as the -115 betting favorite. Fury comes in as the -105 underdog.
The odds here reflect how just close this fight should be. Fans around the world are torn on who will come out on top. The winner may find themselves in a fight with Anthony Joshua at the end of the year.
We’ll need to wait for an official announcement on Canelo vs. Saunders. Hopefully, betting odds for this bout become available soon.
Stay tuned for more boxing betting news over the next few months!