Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders LIVE RESULTS: Canelo WINS after Saunders horror eye injury – latest updates

CANELO ALVAREZ has brutally stopped Billy Joe Saunders in Texas.

The fight was mightily close until Canelo stepped up a gear in the eighth round and Saunders corner pulledhim out after eight rounds after a horror eye injury.

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The bout took place over at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas with 73,000 fans in attendance.

  • TV/ live stream: DAZN
  • Start time: Fight started at 4.27am BST

Follow ALL of the latest reaction and updates below…

  • John Hutchinson

    CANELO THE KING

    The run goes on, Canelo dispatches yet ANOTHER Brit.

  • John Hutchinson

    CANELO WAS AHEAD ON THE CARDS

    All three judges had Canelo ahead on the cards.

    Not surprising that is it.

  • John Hutchinson

    BILLY COULDN'T SEE

    Promoter Eddie Hearn says Saunders couldn't see. Busted eye socket.

  • John Hutchinson

    CANELO ALVAREZ SPEAKS

    "I said the fight would develop, but it was not as difficult as I expected and I improve day by day.

    I was winning round by round, I told you my fight would develop six or seven rounds.

    I think I broke his cheek and I knew he wouldn't come out. I told Eddy 'he's not coming out because I broke his cheek'.

    I have the best trainer, here's Eddy, he tells me, I prepare, do this and I do it.

    The plan is to go for the other belt [Caleb Plant owns], I'm coming. I hope so."

  • John Hutchinson

    AFTER ADVICE FROM SAUNDERS' CORNER

    The referee waved it off. So was it the corner or was it the fighter himself…

  • John Hutchinson

    CANELO BELTING UP

    The Mexican is handed all his belts, and Billy Joe's WBO super-middleweight one too.

    Disastrous night for Saunders, it will be interesting to hear all about his quitting from the man himself.

  • John Hutchinson

    CANELO WINS – SAUNDERS PULLED OUT

    Billy Joe's eye seems almost closed, but he will now have to answer questions about pulling out.

    He was well in the fight when it was stopped.

  • John Hutchinson

    IT'S ALL OVER – BILLY JOE'S CORNER PULL HIM OUT!!!!

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND EIGHT

    Canelo pinging in power shots, but not many landing – yet.

    Saunders caught there by a big right, he missed his shot and was off balance and caught.

    Saunders' eye looks bad, Canelo going in for the kill, raising his hands in the air.

    HUGE round for Canelo there.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND SEVEN

    Lovely right hook to the body from Canelo saw Saunders take in a gulp of air.

    But he gets back to his jab. Canelo still looking for single of combo power shots.

    Hints of frustration from Canelo in there – he hasn't really worked Saunders out.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND SIX

    Canelo hammers a solid right, Saunders didn't seem too fussed. Then the underdog comes forward to bamboozle Canelo who looks a bit bemused.

    Right hook from Canelo, but Saunders sticks his tongue out – like his mate Fury did against Wilder.

    Is Canelo confused or still working Saunders out?

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND FIVE

    Canelo continuing to hammer in single body shots, they are straight but sapping.

    Saunders responds with a lovely double jab to force Canelo back.

    The Brit lands some lovely shots there, but then worryingly drops his hands. Probably not wise.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND FOUR

    Saunders putting some shots together and nice head movement, but the power shots are clearly coming from one person.

    Canelo inches away from a huge uppercut, but then seconds later does land it.

    But Saunders is boxing nicely, just needs to avoid getting caught with anything silly.

  • John Hutchinson
    Credit: AP

    Saunders has a big task on his hands tonight.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND THREE

    Saunders skipping away from danger when he needs to, but needs to keep busy with the jab.

    Great right from Canelo lands, but Billy Joe says 'come on'.

    Saunders gets back to his jab half-way through and closes the round strongly.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND TWO

    Canelo very square on in the early stages, going to take some minutes maybe to work Saunders out.

    Canelo lands his first heavy combo, and still finding those body shots.

    A right hand rocks Saunders back, and has those in the stadium out of their seats.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND ONE

    Tippy tappy stuff from both to start.

    Saunders starting to get his jab going immediately. Canelo cautious in the opener. Does land a decent body shot.

    Hammers in another with 20 seconds left, but Saunders waved him on in.

  • John Hutchinson

    AND WE ARE OFF!

    Referee gets the fighters into the middle and signals for the bell.

    HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • John Hutchinson

    TEAM SAUNDERS

    Tyson Fury is on the ring apron clapping his big mate as Buffer introduces him.

    Now for Canelo, who has a number of belts held up, last whisperings in the ear from his team. Crowd are fully behind the pound-for-pound king.

  • James Orr

    THE FIGHT IS ON

    The ring walks have taken place.

    Michael Buffer is reading the names…

    73,000 at AT&T Stadium buzzing!

  • John Hutchinson

    BUFFER INTRODUCES THE FIGHTERS

    Saunders getting a good feel of that 22ft ring he wanted.

    Referee is Mark Calo-Oy. Bruce Buffer introduces the fighters with his

    LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • John Hutchinson

    SPORTING HOPE

    Seeing a packed stadium for this blockbuster fight is hope for all sports events around the world.

    A return to what we loved before the pandemic is edging closer – something to cherish forever.

  • John Hutchinson

    SOME INTRO

    Saunders has to wait in the ring and watch Mexican dancers and singers seranade Canelo out.

    It's all very, pantomime.

  • John Hutchinson

    HERE COMES CANELO!

    The crowd are going wild before he's even left the locker room.

    The Mexican seems as focussed as he always is. Little smile for the camera too.

  • John Hutchinson

    SAUNDERS RELAXED

    WBO super-middleweight champ dances his way to the ring, looks so calm and relaxed.

    Not giving anything away.

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