Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders LIVE RESULTS: Latest fight updates from Texas – main event IMMINENT

CANELO ALVAREZ faces Billy Joe Saunders tonight in a huge world title scrap in Texas.

Mexican superstar Canelo puts his WBA and WBC titles against Britain's WBO champ Saunders in a long awaited unification clash.

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The bout is taking place over at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas with 70,000 fans in attendance.

  • TV/ live stream: DAZN
  • Start time: Ring walks for fight set for Saturday night 4am (into early hours of Sun)
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  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND NINE

    Brilliant round here, as both fighters stand in the middle of the ring hammering in their best.

    Takayama somehow taking the punches.

    But wait, WHAT?!?

    The referee steps in and stops Takayama.

    What is he doing?! There is no WAY that should have been stopped.

    Awful decision. Truly awful.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND EIGHT

    Pace slows now in this round, Soto lands his usual flurry ow powerful combos.

    But Takayama lands a couple of power punches at the end of the round.

    Is the experienced Japanese fighter making this closer? Soto's corner are not happy in there.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND SEVEN

    You cannot believe Takayama is 37 – his speed and dodging skills are a joy to watch.

    Probably takes the round, and raises his hands at the end in celebration.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND SIX

    Takayama is impressing here, his energy is unbelievable, even throws in an Ali shuffle.

    The crowd are loving it!

    Soto finally lands his most meaningful power punches for a couple of rounds, Takayama definitely felt them.

    WHAT AN END TO THE ROUND. Both fighters stand in the middle of the ring trading.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND FIVE

    Takayama is manging to soak up Soto's big shots, his workrate is mightily impressive here.

    The crowd are loving what they are seeing from the Japanese warrior.

    Soto needs to throw a better array of shots.

  • John Hutchinson

    SOULEYMANE CISSOKHO SPEAKS AFTER BEATING CONWAY

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND FOUR

    Takayama is throwing more and nice combos, but not enough lead in them.

    Soto only looking for the huge right, not doing enough at the moment.

    Takayama has fought six rounds in four years…

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND THREE

    Better round from Takayama there, he manages to stay out of the way of the power punches.

    His combinations are easy on the eye, but far too tappy tappy.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND TWO

    Soto catches Takayama with a lovely left, then a straight right hand counter.

    This fight is SURELY not going the distance, Takayama's defence is all over the place and his guard is too low.

    Soto finishes the round strongly again, hammering in solid rights again, but Takayama weirdly seemed to enjoy taking them.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND ONE

    Takayama, as expected, comes out flying. He might have to conserve some of that 37-year-old energy.

    HUGE RIGHT from Soto sees Takayama's legs buckle, but he somehow doesn't go down.

    Soto ends the round by hammering hooks in to Takayama, he just looks far bigger and much more powerful.

  • John Hutchinson

    NEXT – SOTO VS TAKAYAMA

    Japanese boxing hero Takayama comes out to the famous Rocky theme tune.

    The 37-year-old is contesting his 16th world title fight.

    It would be a Rocky type story if he essentially comes out of retirement to beat the powerful Mexican.

  • John Hutchinson

    THE UNDERDOG PREPARES

  • James Orr

    UNDERCARD LATEST

    Northampton's Conway has just lost a split decision to Cissokho.

    One more fight…then the MAIN EVENT is here!

  • John Hutchinson

    CANELO SPEAKS

    "I feel great, I love boxing, boxing is part of my life.

    I've been looking forward to this fight for a long time.

    It's a difficult fight, very difficult."

  • John Hutchinson

    CISSOKHO GETS IT!

    The judges scored it 92-97, 96-93, 95-94 to the Frenchman.

    Brave effort by Conway, but he just didn't do enough in there and found the Frenchman too wiry to nail down.

    Those scorecards were insane – how did one give it to Conway by FIVE?!

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND TEN – FINAL ROUND

    Conway out flying, needs a few knockdowns or a stoppage here.

    The Brit is finally using his jab, and a left hook moves Cissokho.

    But Conway shouldn't be as hesitant as he is – he needs to find something spectacular.

    Cissokho lands a huge right, but Conway eats it up and is unmoved.

  • John Hutchinson

    CISSOKHO IN BIG TROUBLE IN THE NINTH

    An uppercut floors Cissokho, who's eye looks bashed up.

    Can he spring what would be a huge shock and rescue this fight?

    Cissokho does not look happy right now, but Conway is not pressing as much as he should be.

  • John Hutchinson

    CISSOKHO FLOORED!!!!

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND EIGHT

    Conway needs a KO to win this, Cissokho comes close to landing a vicious uppercut.

    Frenchman lands some nice straight rights that rock Conway's head back.

    Another round in the bag – maybe all of them so far.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND SEVEN

    Conway just not throwing enough, and what he has thrown gives him a 17 per cent success rate.

    Cissokho not much better at 20 per cent however.

     

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND SIX

    Straight punches down the line from Cissokho, he is definitely stretching ahead as Conway struggles to find his range.

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUNDS 3 AND 4

    Not much to report yet. The fight has failed to find its fire.

    Cissokho probably edging it on the cards with his classier jabbing and shot selection.

  • John Hutchinson

    GYPSY KING IS IN THE HOUSE!

  • John Hutchinson

    ROUND TWO

    Decent body shots land from Conway.

    Cissokho is slick to keep out of danger next time, and rakes in jabs at range.

    Nice left hook lands from Conway in the last few seconds.

  • John Hutchinson

    CONWAY VS CISSOKHO

    The action continues as Britain's Kieron Conway takes on France's Souleymane Cissokho.

    One round in and little to separate the two fighters.

    Conway has only lost once, and that was a split decision to Derek Osaze.

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