(Arlington) Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez won the WBO belt and retained the WBA and WBC middleweight titles, after retiring 9 years ago.e A tour around England’s Billy Joe Saunders, Saturday in Arlington, Texas, in front of a crowd of 70,000.
Canelo, who only has the International Football Association title, the property of the American Caleb factory, to be the undisputed king of the class, was difficult during this confrontation, which formed the sporting event that has brought together more people in the United States since the beginning of the virus epidemic Taji in an indescribable atmosphere.
It was at the end of the eighth round as the Mexican unleashed hell on the Englishman, who had suffered his assaults until then, flawlessly in defense or against him, his injury under his right eye drove his camp to throw the towel. He was afraid of breaking his cheekbone.
Kanelo hit him, as his strategy had intended from the start, with strong hooks on the right in the body and then in the face and even the neck, upon completion of the opening. And it’s been doing it more and more systematically. That didn’t stop the brave Saunders from standing up.
“I knew the fight would start in the eighth round. But it wasn’t as difficult as I expected, I realized that my preparations were good and that I am getting better day by day,” the winner declared hot, adding that he understood that he would not lose “because I broke his cheekbones.”
Not really comfortable to face the left paws, those who saw his narrow victory over Cuban Erislandy Lara in 2014 remember it, this time Alvarez proved that in training he “was no longer like a boxer” seven or eight years ago.
It’s all in the majestic AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys’ NFL team, full of Mexican fans, all of whom are committed to the Canelo cause, who have created an indescribable atmosphere.
World champion in four different classes (middleweight, middleweight, middleweight and light heavyweight), he appears at the top of his game at 30, and now with 56 wins (including 37 or 38 before the limit) two draws and one loss (done Ditched him in 2013 against Floyd Mayweather during a career that began at the age of 15.
Conversely, Saunders suffered a sudden pause at the age of 31, who was unbeaten in 30 fights, winning all of them (including 14 wins before the cap).