June 25, 2021

Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Sanders Fight Results, Highlights: Alvarez combines 168 pound titles with TKO

For all the talk about whether Billy Joe Sanders could be the cryptocurrency for Canolo Alvarez’s hopes of going one step further to become the undisputed super middleweight champion, Saturday’s united struggle began to heat up.

After a mid-fight adjustment, the cunning saw Sanders (30-1, 14 KOs) back into the fight, with Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) finishing him right up in the 8th round, which swelled and damaged Sanders’ right eye. That seemed. The native of Great Britain said he could not see with his eyes in his corner and that the fight was stopped by referee Mark Gallo-Oy before the start of the 9th round.

Mexican superstar Alvarez, who combined Sanders’ WBO title with his WBA and WBC belts, abruptly celebrated TKO in front of a crowd of 73,126 inside the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. .

“I said there was going to be a fight before the 7th or 8th round, and that’s what happened,” Alvarez said. “But it’s not as hard as I expected, and it proves that my product is improving day by day.”

The 30-year-old Alvarez, the pound-to-pound king of the game, led 78-74 (twice) and 77-75 on all three scores at stop time. He outscored 31-year-old Sanders by 73 to 60 to the composite, which landed 53% of his power shots.

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Sanders had his moments as Alvarez used his speed and physical attack to shake off Southampton’s slow start to mitigate his guilt by making a clear adjustment in the 5th round. Saunders did not start to stand properly in front of Alvarez By landing punches from bad angles, Swagger’s increase seemed to help his defense prevent Alvarez from landing clean.

Sanders began to establish the jab, and for the next three rounds Alvarez seemed to control his output dramatically in the 8th round, and the power of his shots sent Sanders into a very cautious pose.

“No, [I was never hurt]. Fight, I won all around, “Alvarez said.” I knew my fight would develop after the sixth round, but I started to adjust quickly. I know this is the final round. “

Alvarez has admitted he will miss Sanders’ request for a bigger ring during the fight week, and it should come as no surprise that Sanders decided to stay in his shit after the 8th round. Alvarez had previously publicly called him the number of excuses leading to a fight.

“I know it, I know what the truth is,” Alvarez said. “I broke his cheek and I knew he was not going to come out. I climbed into the corner and said [trainer] Eddie [Reynoso] He didn’t come out because I broke his cheek, that’s all. “

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Fight card, results

  • Canelo Alvarez (e) Def. Billy Joe Sanders via eighth round TKO (corner stop)
  • Elvin Choto (e) Def. Katsunari Takayama Ninth Round DKO (Arbitration)
  • Solimane Sisoko Def. Kieran Conway via split end (92-97, 96-93, 95-94)
  • Frank Sanchez Def. Nagy Aguilera via technical results (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)

Canelo Versus Sanders Scorecard, Live Coverage

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Sanders

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