Did Canelo overcome the biggest hurdle in super middleweight? 4:46
(CNN Spanish) – Mexican boxer Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez beat Englishman Billy Joe Saunders and won his third super middleweight belt.
Álvarez won by technical knockout after playing the eighth round. Suanders’ team decided to stop the fight due to the blow to the right eye that the Briton received, an accurate uppercut.
The fight, to unify the titles of the super middleweight category, was played in Arlington, Texas, before more than 70,000 fans. The Mexican is now a super middleweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), in addition to holding the belts of the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the World Boxing Association (WBA).
In conversation with Raúl Sáenz, Canelo said before the fight that the key was “to be patient” with what he described as the most difficult opponent of his career.
Saunders refused to appear in the first heads-up and complained about the size of the ring in which he will fight.
The memes on social networks humorously depicted the blow to the eye that Canelo inflicted on Saunders.
Saunders after the fight with Canelo. pic.twitter.com/JDrJM5ZeUW
– Corrido & Bandas (@CorridoYBandas) May 9, 2021
-Where did Canelo hit you?
– yew (@ Yew1x) May 9, 2021
Billy Joe Saunders’ eyes after facing Canelo Álvarez.🇲🇽🔥🐐 pic.twitter.com/Ae7sg3hA1t
– tristi (@TristanMolina_) May 9, 2021
The Canelo haters are already raging haha pic.twitter.com/JCurLVOIUj
– 3️⃣mmanuel (@ Campechame42) May 9, 2021
I yelling at the screen as if Canelo was going to listen to me. pic.twitter.com/iqIruwL415
– JONATHAN (@fuckbrokenboy) May 9, 2021
Billy Joe Saunders at the end of the fight with Canelo. pic.twitter.com/UShjAW3S6f
– Alberto Mtx (@albertomtxb) May 9, 2021
Saunders coming out of the fight with @Canelo: #CaneloSaunders pic.twitter.com/CgIsBEuUYy
– Emanu (@SoyEmanu) May 9, 2021
Canelo got son like this 🤜🏾👀😵 pic.twitter.com/VNybJolng3
– Ramon Rivera (@ premonition78) May 9, 2021