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Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Heading To AT&T Stadium In Arlington Texas | BoxingInsider.com
March 19, 2021
Posted on 03/19/2021
By: Hans Themistode
Unified tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and WBO belt holder Billy Joe Saunders not should surprise the place their Could eighth conflict will happen.
Promoter Eddie Hearn sifted by a number of presents on the desk and though they have been all engaging, Hearn has settled upon AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas.
“This one is particular!!!” Mentioned Hearn on his Twitter account. “70,000 followers, Cinco de Mayo weekend!!! #CaneloSaunders large unification lands at AT&T Stadium.”
Whereas a number of different Arenas, together with the newly constructed Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, was closely thought-about, Texas grew to become essentially the most logical state to carry their bout. Final month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott eliminated all restrictions associated to COVID-19, together with the necessity for Texas residents to put on masks whereas additionally lifting restrictions that positioned a sure cap on the variety of people that have been allowed to enter venues and companies.
With these limitations eliminated, AT&T stadium and its potential to seat over 100,000 followers grew to become the entrance runner. With that mentioned, Hearn has capped the Arlington Texas Stadium to 70,000.
Saunders, 31, has lengthy referred to as for a shot towards Alvarez. Following his newest win over Martin Murray on December 4th, 2020, the British native discovered himself within the driver’s seat to mentioned showdown as Alvarez expressed a need to turn out to be the primary undisputed super-middleweight of all-time.
As for the Mexican star, he continues his pattern of remaining lively. In mid-December simply final yr, the pound-for-pound star dismantled former belt holder Callum Smith and was rewarded with the WBA, Ring Journal and WBC 168 pound titles. He wasted no time in defending his titles as he made fast work of Avni Yildirim on February twenty seventh, on the Arduous Rock Stadium in Miami Florida, knocking him out within the third spherical.
This would be the second journey for Alvarez to the lone star state. In September of 2016, Alvarez pummeled Liam Smith in entrance of a vigorous crowd of 51,420.