The return of Canelo Alvarez is upon us. The Mexican superstar is back in action on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, when he takes on Billy Joe Saunders for a trio of titles in the super middleweight division. The bout headlines a four-fight card from AT&T Stadium that is expected to have more than 70,000 fans in attendance and much more watching around the world.
Alvarez has been extremely active since returning from a brief hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unified champion at 168 pounds has fought twice in the last five months already and has plans on fighting two more times in 2021 if all goes according to plan on Saturday night. But he faces a tough test in the Brit carries an undefeated record and a difficult style.
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While this card is all about Alvarez and Saunders, there’s a few more names just below the main event that should provide interesting theater in the build up. WBO junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto is scheduled to take on Katsunari Takayama in the co-main event. Soto boasts an 18-1 mark with the lone loss coming in his third professional fight. He’s been dominant since with 12 knockouts on his resume.
Plus, French powerhouse Souleymane Cissokho is back when he takes on Kieron Conway in a super welterweight contest. Cissohko is undefeated at 12-0 with eight knockouts on his resume. While he’s still a developing prospect, his power has translated well. Cissohko scored a TKO in March in his first action since September 2019. He gets a stiff test in Conway, who boasts a 16-1-1 mark. Conway doesn’t carry much power with just three TKOs in his career, but has proven durable. He’ll be making his U.S. debut after fighting exclusively in the U.K.
The fight will be available to view live for DAZN subscribers on either the DAZN website or app, or can be purchased via traditional pay-per-view methods. Below is the complete info for buying and viewing the PPV event.