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In front of 73 thousand spectators: how Alvarez won the WBO middleweight title

Reported by Donali | July 16th, 2021 @ 07:55 AM

Saul Alvarez won an early victory over Billy Joe Saunders and won the WBO World Second Middleweight Championship. During the first seven rounds, the Briton put up a decent resistance to the Mexican, but in the eighth he suffered a fracture of the orbital bone and could not continue the battle. The fight took place in the presence of 73,132 people, which allowed him to surpass the achievement of Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks and set the record for attendance indoors. The fight between Saul Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders was considered one of the most anticipated in the pin up first half of 2021. And not only because three championship titles in the second middle weight were at stake at once. The Mexican had the status of one of the most popular boxers in the world, which was confirmed by his record contract with the streaming company DAZN, and the British led an impressive streak of 30 consecutive victories and was considered by many as one of the most uncomfortable opponents for Canelo. The reason is in his fighting style, which involves constant movement, filigree jab work and keeping the opponent at a distance. Not the best option for a four weight division champion who likes to fight in a more open manner.

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