Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Heading To AT&T Stadium In Arlington Texas

By: Hans Themistode Unified super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and WBO belt holder Billy Joe Saunders no longer have to wonder where their May 8th clash will take place. Promoter Eddie Hearn sifted through several offers on the table and although they were all enticing, Hearn has settled upon AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas. “This one is special!!!” Said Hearn on his Twitter account. “70,000 fans, Cinco de Mayo weekend!!! #CaneloSaunders huge unification lands at AT&T Stadium.” While several other Arenas, including the newly built Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, was heavily considered, Texas became the most logical state to hold their bout. Last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott removed all restrictions related to COVID-19, including the need for Texas residents to wear masks while also lifting restrictions that placed a certain cap on the number of individuals that were allowed to enter venues and businesses. With those limitations removed, AT&T stadium and its ability to seat over 100,000 fans became the front runner. With that said, Hearn has capped the Arlington Texas Stadium to 70,000. Saunders, 31, has long called for a shot against Alvarez. Following his latest win over Martin Murray on December 4th, 2020, the British native found himself in the driver's seat to said showdown as Alvarez expressed a desire to become the first undisputed super-middleweight of all-time. As for the Mexican star, he continues his trend of remaining active. In mid-December just last year, the pound-for-pound star dismantled former belt holder Callum Smith and was rewarded with the WBA, Ring Magazine and WBC 168 pound titles. He wasted no time in defending his titles as he made quick work of Avni Yildirim on February 27th, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Florida, knocking him out in the third round. This will be the second trip for Alvarez to the lone star state. In September of 2016, Alvarez pummeled Liam Smith in front of a lively crowd of 51,420. The post Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Heading To AT&T Stadium In Arlington Texas appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Heading To AT&T Stadium In Arlington Texas

By: Hans Themistode

Unified super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and WBO belt holder Billy Joe Saunders no longer have to wonder where their May 8th clash will take place.

Promoter Eddie Hearn sifted through several offers on the table and although they were all enticing, Hearn has settled upon AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas.

“This one is special!!!” Said Hearn on his Twitter account. “70,000 fans, Cinco de Mayo weekend!!! #CaneloSaunders huge unification lands at AT&T Stadium.”

While several other Arenas, including the newly built Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, was heavily considered, Texas became the most logical state to hold their bout. Last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott removed all restrictions related to COVID-19, including the need for Texas residents to wear masks while also lifting restrictions that placed a certain cap on the number of individuals that were allowed to enter venues and businesses.

With those limitations removed, AT&T stadium and its ability to seat over 100,000 fans became the front runner. With that said, Hearn has capped the Arlington Texas Stadium to 70,000.

Saunders, 31, has long called for a shot against Alvarez. Following his latest win over Martin Murray on December 4th, 2020, the British native found himself in the driver's seat to said showdown as Alvarez expressed a desire to become the first undisputed super-middleweight of all-time.

As for the Mexican star, he continues his trend of remaining active. In mid-December just last year, the pound-for-pound star dismantled former belt holder Callum Smith and was rewarded with the WBA, Ring Magazine and WBC 168 pound titles. He wasted no time in defending his titles as he made quick work of Avni Yildirim on February 27th, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Florida, knocking him out in the third round.

This will be the second trip for Alvarez to the lone star state. In September of 2016, Alvarez pummeled Liam Smith in front of a lively crowd of 51,420.

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By: Sean Crose Now that he's a certified 21st century pop culture icon, it's sometimes easy to forget just how SKILLED a boxer Iron Mike Tyson was back in the 80s and even into the 90s. Thirty years ago this week, Tyson battled Donovan "Razor" Ruddock in a highly controversial fight. Watching that bout again, I was once more reminded that Tyson was no longer the fighter he had been just a few years earlier...but I was also reminded of how GOOD the man was even when he wasn't at his best. Power, bodywork and an insanely underrated defense defined Tyson, even after he had slipped a notch on the skill scale. The point, really, is that the personality that is Tyson shouldn't eclipse the masterful ring warrior. In fact, that's something Tyson himself doesn't apparently want to have happen. For, after his wildly successful pay per view exhibition bout against Roy Jones last autumn, the fifty something Hall of Famer is eager to get back in the ring. Many are pointing to arch foil Evander Holyfield as a logical, and lucrative, choice of an opponent, but nothing has yet to be signed. Still, Tyson made it clear on his "Hotboxin'" podcast that he's fighting again in May. What's more, the former undisputed heavyweight champion indicated he might want to return to fighting in a way he's more familiar with. “I felt better than I anticipated,” he said, referring to the Jones fight. “I thought I would be a little more nervous than I was, but I was relaxed." Tyson came to realize that night that he wanted to do more than simply fight within the restrictive realm of the exhibition bout he found himself in. "I felt like, wow, I could do some more," he said. "I could punch more combinations, I could do this and do that. I said, ‘Wow, this is interesting.’ And I want to do it again, and I want to do it against someone I could go all out on. It made me interested in wanting to do it again." As for the Jones' match, Tyson claimed he held off on fighting to his fullest. “I wanted to go the distance," he said. "I didn’t want to knock anybody out. That’s what people expected, but I wanted to go the distance.” Exhibition bout or no, Tyson plans on fighting Memorial Day weekend at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium. No doubt the card would be presented by the entity known as Triller, which led the Tyson-Jones event to enormous pay per view success last year. The post Mike Tyson Wants To “Go All Out” in Next Fight appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Mike Tyson Wants To “Go All Out” in Next Fight

By: Sean Crose

Now that he's a certified 21st century pop culture icon, it's sometimes easy to forget just how SKILLED a boxer Iron Mike Tyson was back in the 80s and even into the 90s. Thirty years ago this week, Tyson battled Donovan "Razor" Ruddock in a highly controversial fight. Watching that bout again, I was once more reminded that Tyson was no longer the fighter he had been just a few years earlier...but I was also reminded of how GOOD the man was even when he wasn't at his best. Power, bodywork and an insanely underrated defense defined Tyson, even after he had slipped a notch on the skill scale. The point, really, is that the personality that is Tyson shouldn't eclipse the masterful ring warrior.

In fact, that's something Tyson himself doesn't apparently want to have happen. For, after his wildly successful pay per view exhibition bout against Roy Jones last autumn, the fifty something Hall of Famer is eager to get back in the ring. Many are pointing to arch foil Evander Holyfield as a logical, and lucrative, choice of an opponent, but nothing has yet to be signed. Still, Tyson made it clear on his "Hotboxin'" podcast that he's fighting again in May. What's more, the former undisputed heavyweight champion indicated he might want to return to fighting in a way he's more familiar with.

“I felt better than I anticipated,” he said, referring to the Jones fight. “I thought I would be a little more nervous than I was, but I was relaxed." Tyson came to realize that night that he wanted to do more than simply fight within the restrictive realm of the exhibition bout he found himself in. "I felt like, wow, I could do some more," he said. "I could punch more combinations, I could do this and do that. I said, ‘Wow, this is interesting.’ And I want to do it again, and I want to do it against someone I could go all out on. It made me interested in wanting to do it again."

As for the Jones' match, Tyson claimed he held off on fighting to his fullest. “I wanted to go the distance," he said. "I didn’t want to knock anybody out. That’s what people expected, but I wanted to go the distance.” Exhibition bout or no, Tyson plans on fighting Memorial Day weekend at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium. No doubt the card would be presented by the entity known as Triller, which led the Tyson-Jones event to enormous pay per view success last year.

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