Canelo vs Saunders: Prediction, undercard, ring walk time, TV, odds

This is a fight that Saunders has been chasing for several years and now the controversial two-weight world champion has his eyes firmly fixed on what he believes will be among the biggest upsets the sport has seen for 20 years, provided it definitely goes ahead amid a tedious row over the size of the ring.

For the great Canelo, meanwhile, this bout is a key step on his quest for 168-pound domination as the heralded four-weight world champion looks to add Saunders’ WBO belt to his WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring titles.

IBF champion Caleb Plant is being lined up to face the winner of this fight in an undisputed showdown in September.

This is unquestionably an almighty step up for undefeated former WBO middleweight title-holder Saunders, who has provided two successful but low-key defences of the belt he won against Shefat Isufi in Stevenage in May 2019 – stopping Marcelo Esteban Coceres on the KSI vs Logan Paul undercard and then outpointing tough veteran Martin Murray in all-British affair in December to move to 30-0 as a professional.

Rocky Fielding, Liam Smith, Amir Khan, Ryan Rhodes and Matthew Hatton are the other Britons to be previously brushed aside by the dominant Mexican pound-for-pound king, whose only career loss to date came as a 23-year-old against the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013.

Canelo vs Saunders fight card/undercard in full

The chief support act of the night sees Canelo’s compatriot Elwin Soto defend his WBO junior flyweight belt against Katsunari Takayama of Japan.

Kieron Conway puts his WBA Intercontinental super-welterweight title on the line against 2016 Olympic silver medalist Souleymane Cissokho, Cuban WBO-NABO heavyweight champion Frank Sanchez takes on Nagy Aguilera and explosive super featherweight prospect Marc Castro makes his third professional appearance.

Likewise another of American boxing’s most highly-rated prospects in 2019 World Championship silver medalist Keyshawn Davis.

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