Hearn on Canelo-Saunders: ‘This fight is the biggest of 2021 so far

Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will clash in front of over 60,000 fans in a World Super-Middleweight title unification blockbuster at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday May 8, live worldwide on DAZN. Pre-sales for the blockbuster fight will start on Tuesday March 23 with general sale beginning on Friday March 26 at SeatGeek.com.

Mexican superstar Canelo puts his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine titles on the line at the Home of the Dallas Cowboys on Cinco de Mayo weekend, as British favorite Saunders brings his WBO strap across the pond and looks to extend his unbeaten pro record against the pound-for-pound king in front of the biggest sporting crowd for over a year in the US.

“We are proud to host a boxing match of this magnitude as we welcome back Canelo Alvarez to AT&T Stadium to take on Billy Joe Saunders,” said Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones. “AT&T Stadium was built to house the greatest sporting events on the planet, and we feel we have another incredible boxing event on the horizon with this matchup taking place in Arlington on May 8th.”

Saunders is the fourth Briton to face the Mexican star and the second to do so at AT&T Stadium, after Canelo defeated Liam Smith there in September 2016. May 8 will also be the fifth stadium show for Canelo in the Lone Star state having fought twice at the Alamodome in San Antonio and at Minute Maid Park, Home of the Houston Astros.

“It’s an absolute honor to bring this huge event to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 8,” said Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport. “Last year Canelo missed out on his historic Cinco De Mayo fight, and to bring over 60,000 fans together at this iconic stadium this year is a dream come true.

“This fight is the biggest of 2021 so far with Canelo looking to unify the division once more against undefeated two-weight World champion Billy Joe Saunders. We want to thank Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium for their efforts to bring this global event to their stunning facility and we look forward to giving the fans a momentous occasion and a Cinco de Mayo celebration they will never forget.”

Tickets go on pre-sale on Tuesday March 23 from 10am CT, with tickets starting from just $40 (plus fees. Pre-sale ends at 10pm CT on Thursday March 25, and tickets then go on general sale at 10am CT on Friday March 26 at SeatGeek.com

Romo situation to end soon?

The Tony Romo situation may end soon. According to the NFL Network, the Cowboys have given other teams permission to contact quarterback Tony Romo.  Teams can now setup visits and workouts with Romo.  

I think it is going to be difficult to trade Romo. Teams know that the Cowboys can’t keep Romo on the roster in 2017.  Therefore, you wonder how much of a market there is for him. He’ll be 37 when the season starts; he makes a bunch of money, and his injury prone.  Three good reasons why teams should just wait it out. 

Jones denies Romo trade talks

A report surfaced yesterday about a possible three team deal between the 49ers, Redskins and Cowboys. The deal would send Romo to the Redskins; Cousins to the 49ers, and the Cowboys would get draft picks.  Speaking from the NFL combine, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones denied that such discussions had taken place:

“Nothing factual in any way. I haven’t had that discussion with anyone most of all Romo. Any of these things that you might see that represents interest or looks like it would be fit or those kind of things all of those have no basis at this point.”

According to Jones, the first time he heard about the three team trade was today.

Do you believe Jerry?