Canelo Alvarez won himself another championship title on Saturday after defeating a very game Billy Joe Sauders.
While Saunders looked good for much of the fight and competed with Canelo, the Mexican boxer was able to end the fight after hitting the Brit with a nasty uppercut at the end of the 8th round.
Canelo Alvarez that’s the tweet pic.twitter.com/4U39lKHGLZ
— Nice Guy Tokitah (@Tokitah_) May 9, 2021
The uppercut that secured Canelo the victory 💥
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) May 9, 2021
Saunders’ corner stopped the fight due to the fact that Billy Joe couldn’t open his right eye.
Billy Joe needs a steak on that eye. Fight is over. Canelo with the TKO pic.twitter.com/vBcFx393ry
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) May 9, 2021
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 9, 2021
According to Saunders’ manager Eddie Hearn, Saunders busted his eye socket as a result of the Canelo uppercut that ended the fight.