Canelo vs. Billy Joe Alvarez Fight Weights
Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo Alvarez both successfully made weight as they prepare to do battle in tomorrow’s huge super-middleweight unification.
The massive event takes place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday and will be broadcast live on DAZN, as unbeaten WBO super-middleweight champion Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) looks to cement his legacy by facing WBC and WBA champion Canelo (55-1-2, 37 KOs).
The weigh-in took place on Friday, with Saunders coming in at a ripped and ready 167.8lbs, and Canelo was almost identical at 167.4lbs.
Saunders said: “I have the belief, the spirit and the winning mentality. I don’t come here to lie down, I come here to win. Canelo hasn’t fought someone with as much determination as me. I’ll take all of these titles and take them by storm.
“I’m 30-0 and unbeaten. He has to do something differently to beat me. The key to this fight is I’ve got to be on my A-game and bring my best to the table, as long as I bring my brain, I’ve got it. The fans will push me to win. They’ll be cheering for Canelo, but on the way out they’ll cheer for me.”
Elsewhere on the card, Kieron Conway (16-1-1, 3 KOs) also returns, as he defends his WBA Intercontinental super-welterweight title against Souleymane Cissokho (12-0, 8 KOs).
Conway looked in tremendous shape as he weighed in at bang on 154lbs for his title defence, while Cissokho was slightly lighter at 153.6lbs.
Conway said: “I’m here to win. I will put on a good show and I’m here to really bring the heat. I don’t want easy fights like the rest of the division, I want fights that get people interested and I will show what I’m about.
“I’m fit, ready and stronger than ever. Everything is in place and it’s going to really show what I’m all about. I’m really excited, there are good fans and we’re fighting in a good arena, so let’s go.”
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