Canelo Alvarez so confident of beating Billy Joe Saunders he booked WEDDING week after fight – without scratch on him

CANELO ALVAREZ was so confident he would come out unscathed against Billy Joe Saunders he booked his WEDDING a week later.

The Mexican secured a crushing victory on May 8 when Saunders was pulled out by his corner after an uppercut left him with a fractured eye socket.

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Canelo is now a happily married man to the stunning Gomez
Canelo secured a brutal stoppage of Billy Joe Saunders on May 8

It saw Canelo claim the Brit’s WBO super-middleweight belt to become unified champ.

But Canelo MUST have been confident of the win as just seven days later he was looking his dapper best to marry Fernanda Gomez – with barely a scratch on him.

A beautiful shot of the 30-year-old kissing his new wife, with whom he has two children with, was uploaded onto Instagram by the World Boxing Organisation.

It was captioned: “The WBO Family wishes lots of love and happiness to the recently married couple, unified WBO Super Middleweight Champion Saul ‘Canelo’ AAlvarez and Fernanda Gomez.”

While Saunders was left getting hospital treatment for his battered skull, Canelo was planning his next target.

His promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed the IBF version is next in his sights.

American Caleb Plant has that strap, with the 28-year-old undefeated in 21 fights.

Hearn has told the DAZNBoxing show that ‘talks will begin this week for Canelo vs Caleb Plant’.

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The boxer is supported by his stunning new wife

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Canelo is now the unified super-middleweight champion

And the 41-year-old Essex promoter has named the new Allegiant Stadium in Vegas as a potential venue.

Canelo is likely to want to fight on Mexican Independence weekend, so that fight could be pencilled in for September 18.

Speaking after he delivered a brutal eighth-round uppercut to shatter Saunders’ dreams, Canelo said: “I have the best trainer, here’s Eddy [Reynoso], 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.”

Canelo has not lost since a 2013 split decision defeat to the legend Floyd Mayweather.


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