Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo Alvarez have reportedly agreed a deal for an excellent middleweight unification title battle in Might.
The pair had been because of battle in Might 2020 but it surely lastly appears to be like set to occur one 12 months later.
The Athletic studies that it’ll happen on the Cinco De Mayo weekend. The Mexican celebration falls on a Wednesday this 12 months which means the bout is prone to occur on both Might 1 or Might 8.
Broadcaster DAZN will stream the battle worldwide aside from in Canelo’s homeland.
However earlier than Canelo can take into consideration Saunders, he faces obligatory challenger Avni Yildirim in Miami on February 27.
Canelo is the heavy favorite to win the battle so it’s anticipated he’ll flip round to fulfill Saunders simply over two months later.
The 30-year-old claimed two 168-pound titles with a dominant victory over Callum Smith in December.
Canelo has made clear his want to unify all 4 titles and change into undisputed champion at tremendous middleweight.
Saunders holds a title, as does Caleb Plant, who takes on Caleb Truax on Saturday.
Canelo signed a two-fight cope with Matchroom Boxing earlier in January with chief Eddie Hearn selling Saunders.
‘Excellent’, who can be thought of the underdog, appeared to verify the information on his Twitter account.
He tweeted the caption: “Being underestimated is among the largest aggressive benefits you possibly can have.”