Alvarez, Saunders comfortably make weight for Texas showdown

Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders easily made the weight for Saturday’s very middleweight title battle in Texas here Friday.

WBA and WBC champ Alvarez tipped the scales at 167.4 pounds, well listed below the department’s 168-pound limitation, while WBO holder Sanders weighed in at 167.8lbs.

A crowd of around 3,000 fans — primarily cheering for Mexican idol Alvarez — remained in presence for Friday’s weigh-in, which occurred at the AT&T Arena hosting this weekend’s battle.

Around 70,000 viewers — the biggest crowd for a sporting occasion in the United States because the pandemic started — is anticipated the battle staged at the Arlington, Texas house of the Dallas Cowboys.

Although Saunders and Alvarez have actually trash-talked each other in the accumulation today, the 2 guys were on their finest behaviour at Friday’s weigh-in where they took on without occurrence.

“It’s going to be a good fight,” Saunders (30-0, 14 knockouts) informed streaming platform DAZN after the weigh-in. “He’s a great champion. But I’ve come here to take all of his titles and take them by storm.”

Asked what he would need to do in a different way to distress Alvarez, Saunders responded: “I haven’t lost in my career, 30-0, unbeaten. So therefore he has to do something differently to beat me, not the other way around.”

Alvarez on the other hand stated he was bracing for a difficult fight versus the English southpaw.

“He’s a difficult fighter and he’s also a southpaw, but at this level you have to adjust and I’m ready for anything,” Alvarez stated. “It will be a hard fight, especially in the beginning rounds.

“I have actually remained in huge battles prior to. I have the experience to deal with it. I’m all set for tomorrow,” stated Alvarez, who is 55-1 with 2 draws and 37 knockouts.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.