World Boxing Council super middle champion Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez will face WBO champion from Britain Billy Joe Saunders on May 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
On the undercard Elwin Soto will clash with Katsunari Takayama as the main support bout to the card. Soto fights under the Matchroom banner for the first time on the show having penned a deal with Eddie Hearn.
In other fight, Kieron Conway will face Souleymane Cissokho. Conway (16-1-1 3 KOs) come to this fight winning with an impressive win against Navid Mansouri at Matchroom’s Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex in August.
Frank Sanchez let his hands go for a seventh round KO win over Julian Fernandez on the undercard of Alvarez’s win over Callum Smith in San Antonio, Texas in December, and the big Cuban Heavyweight will be looking to repeat that feat against Nagy Aguilar.
Mexican-American talent Marc Castro makes it three Canelo undercard appearances from three since his pro debut on the Canelo-Smith card in Texas. the 21 year old will be looking to shine on the biggest stage once again over eight rounds against Irving Macias.
Rounding off the undercard, Mexican Welterweight Christian Alan Gomez Duran is on another Canelo undercard, after stopping Angel Hernandez in three rounds in San Antonio in December, and he’ll celebrate Cinco De Mayo weekend over eight rounds against Xavier Wilson.