Canelo Alvarez pieced up Billy Joe Saunders. Just when it looked like BJS was picking up the pace, Alvarez landed a brutal uppercut in round 8, destroying Saunders’ orbital bone. His corner threw in the towel at the end of round 8, as BJS was defeated for the first time in his career.
As for Canelo, he just keeps going and going. He’s added another belt to his name, only Caleb Plant’s super-middleweight belt remains to be claimed. Once he gets hold of that, he would go on to become the undisputed champion.
Here are a few Twitter reactions to Alvarez’s victory over Saunders:
‘Canelo can’t even hold all of his belts, what a flex’
On his way to GOAT status?
Plant is surely next in line!?
Just one more and he will be the undisputed champion!
There was a nasty gash below Saunders’ right eye.
Shattered the orbital bones!
Billy Joe Saunders’, Tyson Fury impression didn’t help him!
At one point, BJS was struggling to even see properly.
Heard that before? #jakepaul
That was one vicious uppercut!