Billy Joe Saunders no longer left for the ninth round and the ‘Canelo’ ended with the British undefeated before more than 73 thousand fans.
One more win and one less Briton on the ‘Canelo’ Álvarez list. The Mexican defeated Billy Joe Saunders in Arlington, Texas, at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, where more than 73,000 fans gathered to witness the Mexican’s second fight of the year, which lasted eight episodes.
The property was prepared to receive up to 80 thousand fans, and although the expected figure was not reached, it was an entrance taking into account the health situation. It is the event of a Mexican athlete with the most people since we began to live with the coronavirus.
Saunders arrived in Arlington with a record of 30 victories (14 by KO) and will return to London with his first defeat, but at least he was distracted for a little while with the show of the presentation of ‘Canelo’, who was accompanied by Pepe Aguilar.
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From this episode, the Mexican began to leave a mark on Saunders’ humanity, when the ‘Canelo’ right fist exploded in the face of the Briton, who shortly afterward punished with a crusader.
Until this episode, the British gave signs of life with a combination of up to four blows that the Mexican knew how to solve, and when the British finished with his attack, he received a right uppercut that shook the world to Saunders.
The fight was aimed at the victory of the Mexican, who began to take the fight to his land, and when he least expected it, Saunders connected the ‘Canelo’ with his left, which set the Mexican’s alarms.
The fight ended in eighth, when the Mexican punished in the soft parts of the Briton, who received punishment with right hooks and although he managed to save himself from uppers in the final part of the episode, Saunders decided not to go out to ninth after such a punishment.