Canelo Alvarez-Billy Joe Saunders Fight Postponed!
The Coronavirus strikes again!
Boxing is taking no chances and making sure that everyone is safe! Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Canelo Alvarez-Billy Joe Saunders fight has been postponed indefinitely. Read on…
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CelebNSports247.com reports that the Canelo Alvarez-Billy Joe Saunders fight which was to go down Cinco De Mayo weekend on May 2 has now been pushed back.
Canelo Alvarez and Saunders finalized a deal recently for a fight May 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The promotion of their 12-round fight for Saunders’ WBO super middleweight title was supposed to start Tuesday with a press conference in Los Angeles.
Like numerous boxing events in the United States, on Monday we learned via BoxingScene.com who posted the news first that the Alvarez-Saunders card has been pushed back until at least sometime in June.
It’s possible that it’ll take place even later than June, depending on how long the coronavirus pandemic impacts large gatherings in the United States.
MGM Resorts International, which will host the Alvarez-Saunders show whenever it takes place, announced Sunday night that its casinos and hotels in Las Vegas and elsewhere will close Tuesday for an undetermined amount of time. At least temporarily, MGM Resorts International won’t take reservations for any of its hotels for stays that begin before May 1, the day before Alvarez and Saunders were supposed to fight at T-Mobile Arena.