By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez got married just days after his huge title unification bout against Billy Joe Saunders.
Mexican fighter Alvarez tied the knot with long-term partner Fernanda Gomez over the weekend, shortly after he knocked out previously undefeated British boxer Saunders in the eighth round in front of 73,000 fans in Dallas, Texas on May 8.
The World Boxing Organisation, whose belt Canelo took from Saunders with victory, congratulated him on his nuptials, leading fans to joke that the 30-year-old booked his wedding so soon after the fight because he was so confident of not getting hurt.
The WBO post, liked more than 4,000 times, read: ‘The WBO Family wishes lots of love and happiness to the recently married couple, Unified WBO Super Middleweight Champion Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and Fernanda Gómez.’
A comment underneath stated: ‘Canelo was so confident in beating BJS he had his wedding booked a week after,’ followed by four boxing glove emojis and a cry-laughing emoji.
Heavy underdog Saunders was rocked by a brutal uppercut in the eighth round, causing him to receive a broken cheek and eye socket which meant his team ended the fight with Saunders on his stool.