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Canelo vs Saunders Predictions, Tips & Odds (Boxing - 8.5.2021)

  • Written by David Bet
Canelo vs Saunders Predictions, Tips & Odds (Boxing - 8.5.2021)
Super-middleweight champions lock horns in a unification bout as Saul Canelo Alvarez meets Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday night. Can the Brit boxer dethrone Canelo or will the Mexican star add another world title to his list of accolades? Don't miss our betting preview for Canelo vs Saunders, alongside expert predictions, the best odds currently available to back, betting offers and free bets.

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When is & How to watch Canelo vs Saunders   

The fight from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will unify the WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring and the WBO super-middleweight belts.

The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

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Canelo vs Saunders Betting Preview 

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) won the WBA (super), WBC and Ring Magazine belts by besting Callum Smith over 12 rounds last December and defended the titles in February when he comfortably stopped Turkish boxer Avni Yildirim in three rounds. The Mexican moved up to super middleweight in December 2018 after beating Gennadiy Golovkin. He returned for another fight and effectively cleaned out the division. In 2019 Canelo moved up as high as light-heavyweight and KO'd Sergey Kovalev for the WBO title. He has now a run of 14 unbeaten fights since his only loss to date - an infamous split decision defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather when he was 23 and ‘Money’ at the peak of his powers.

Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) is still unbeaten and was last seen last December when beat domestic rival Martin Murray via unanimous decision. It was hardly an eye-catching outing either, it was more of a fight to get him back in the ring after a year-long lay-off. The British boxer claimed that WBO super middleweight title in his first fight at this weight division, beating Shefat Isufi via unanimous decision. He has since made two successful defenses. Saunders has never faced an opponent of the calibre of Canelo Alvarez. He has beaten the likes of Chris Eubank Jr and Andy Lee but was arguably at his best four years ago when defeating David Lemieux.

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Tale Of The Tape

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old. Saunders has a height advantage of 2 inches over Canelo. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Canelo AlvarezBilly Joe Saunders
Age: 30Age: 31
Height: 5ft 9inHeight: 5ft 11in
Reach: 70inReach: 71in
Stance: OrthodoxStance: Southpaw
Total Fights: 58Total Fights: 30
Wins: 55Wins: 30
Wins by KO: 37Wins by KO: 14
Losses: 1Losses: 0
Draws: 2Draws: 0

Canelo vs Saunders: Who is Favourite To Win? 

Canelo is red hot favourite to win the fight, with SportNation offering the best price (1/5) on for the Mexican. The upset by Billy Joe Saunders is available at 5/1 with Betfair while the draw is available at 22/1 with Ladbrokes.

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Our Canelo vs Saunders Predictions

Canelo is pound-for-pound No.1 and BJS is an unbeaten two-weight world champion. Saunders' defensive skills are almost as renowned as Canelo’s. The Brit’s may have 14 stoppage wins from 30 fights but he lacks the power to keep Alvarez at bay. We expect Billy Joe Saunders to put up a fantastic fight and cause Canelo a few problems for the first six to eight rounds. Then Canelo will eventually walk through him and stop in between rounds eight and 12.

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  • Betfred Betting BonusMethod of Victory
    Canelo to win by KO, TKO or Disq.
    11/10Bet
  • Bet365 Betting BonusTotal Rounds
    Over 9.5 rounds
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  • BetVictor Betting BonusFight to go the distance
    YES
    5/6Bet


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