Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders: Date, Fight Time, Odds and How to Watch PPV Bout

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders collide on Saturday in a highly-anticipated unification fight, which is expected to set a new record for the biggest attendance for an indoor fight in the U.S.

Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) will look to defend his super middleweight WBA, WBC and The Ring belts, while Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) will put his WBO title on the line in at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Alvarez claimed the WBA super middleweight title in December last year, defeating Callum Smith by unanimous decision, before defeating mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in three rounds in February.

Should the Mexican defeat Saunders on Saturday, he would move a step closer to becoming the first undisputed super middleweight champion in the four-belt era. Alvarez holds three belts and were if he to secure Saunders' WBO title, he would then look to set up an undisputed championship bout against IBF champion Caleb Plant at some point this year.

Saunders, meanwhile, is still undefeated and successfully defended his WBO belt for the second time in December last year, defeating Martin Murray by unanimous decision.

The Briton had picked up the vacant belt when he defeated Shefat Isufi in May 2019 and first defended the title by beating Esteban Coceres.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday night.

Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders
Canelo Alvarez (L) and Billy Joe Saunders face off with Matchroom Promoter Eddie Hearn looking on during the press conference for Alvarez's WBC and WBA super middleweight titles and Saunders' WBO super middleweight title at Live! by Loews hotel on May 6 in Arlington, Texas. Al Bello/Getty Images

When is Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders?

Alvarez and Saunders will square off on Saturday, May 8. The main card gets underway at 8 p.m. ET, with the two fighters expected in the ring at around 11 p.m. ET. As ever, the exact time will depend on the length of the earlier fights.

Where is Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders?

The fight will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The home of the Dallas Cowboys is expected to welcome almost 70,000 fans which would make the fight the biggest sporting event in the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic began.

It would also eclipse the venue's previous record for a fight of 51,420 fans, set when Canelo beat Liam Smith in 2016 and the attendance record for an indoor bout—the roof will be closed on Saturday—set when Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks in front of over 63,000 fans the Superdome in New Orleans in 1978.

How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders

The fight will be broadcast exclusively by DAZN, which is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. The DAZN app is also available on LG, Samsung and Vizio smart TVs, as well as on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S. The DAZN app can also be downloaded on iPhone and iPad.

DAZN subscribers can also watch the fight online at DAZN.con using their internet browser of choice.

A monthly subscription to DAZN costs $19.99 in the U.S., while an annual subscription comes in at $99.99.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders odds

Bookmakers consider Alvarez the man to beat on Saturday. The Mexican is a 1-8 favorite with William Hill and a 1-6 favorite with DraftKings, while Saunders is a 11-2 and 5-1 outsider respectively. The draw, meanwhile, is as high as 20-1.