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Slow Motion Footage Of Canelo Alvarez's Brutal Uppercut On Billy Joe Saunders

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Slow Motion Footage Of Canelo Alvarez's Brutal Uppercut On Billy Joe Saunders

Slow motion footage of Canelo Alvarez's uppercut to Billy Joe Saunders proves he's the best power puncher in the boxing game today.

The Mexican became unified world super-middleweight champion after beating Saunders in front of 73,000 passionate fans at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

Saunders did box well against the man many believe is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world but Canelo's power proved too much for the Brit, who suffered the first defeat of his professional career.

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With his right eye fully closed and a suspected fractured orbital bone after the eighth round, Saunders' corner refused to let him continue and so the bout was stopped ahead of the bell for round number nine.

He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital following the fight.

Canelo caught Saunders with a slew of shots but the one that appeared to do the damage was a brutal uppercut that was as clean as a whistle.

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Saunders absorbed plenty of punishment but it was game over after this and Canelo knew the victory was coming.

"I know he's not coming out because I broke his cheek," Canelo revealed he told his trainer Eddy Reynoso.

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He had hit Saunders with a similar shot earlier on in the fight but with 'Superb' crouched and the punch being thrown with even more venom, it really was good night Vienna this time.

Canelo, who was also leading on the judges' scorecards, moved to 56-1 in his professional career, having won a 16th world title fight and beaten a seventh British fighter in the United States.

Now the WBC, WBA, The Ring and WBO super-middleweight champion, the 30-year-old has his sights set on unifying division by taking on IBF champ Caleb Plant next.

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Promoter Eddie Hearn is now working on making that fight happen as Canelo vies to become undisputed.

Topics: Boxing, Canelo Alvarez

Josh Lawless
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