The super middleweight division will be on display Saturday, May 8 as Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders face off for three alphabet titles and The Ring magazine division title. The fight will air on DAZN, with the main card starting at 8 p.m. ET and ring walks for the main event starting around 11 p.m.
Alvarez puts his WBA and WBC titles on the line, to go along with The Ring magazine title. Saunders puts his WBO title on the line. The winner could face Caleb Plant later this year to unify the super middleweight division.
This is the biggest fight of the first half of the year, and will be the biggest of the year depending on if Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury ever get their fights sorted out. As such, there is serious money to be made on Saturday. Per Sportekz, Alvarez is guaranteed at least a $15 million payout while Saunders is guaranteed at least $2.5 million. Alvarez gets 60% of the PPV share while Saunders gets 40%. Alvarez could make as much as $35 million in this fight, while Saunders could make as much as $5 million.