Next month, a three belt collision will take place when WBC, WBA super middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez takes on WBO beltholder Billy Joe Saunders.

The event takes place on May 8th from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

According to World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman, the sanctioning body will create a special belt for the match - the Mestizo title.

The WBC has a tradition of creating "special" belts for fights that involve one of their champions - and they even create titles for high profile matches that only involve rival sanctioning bodies.

"Our great champion Saul Canelo Alvarez continues his plan to unify the super middleweight division by facing the WBO champion, British boxer Billy Joe Saunders, on May 8 at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium," said Sulaiman.

"During this fight, it's going to be where the World Boxing Council will give the world another piece of art, the beautiful Mestizo belt, made by the State of Mexico.

"As you may know, the WBC commemorates the two great Mexican dates (Cinco De Mayo in May and Mexican Independence Day in September), as the most important fights of the year are held on these dates and magnificent (title) pieces from various cultures have been created (for these fights).

"First it was the Huichol, then Chiapas, then the Mayan culture , and last year it was dedicated to the State of Mexico with the Mazahua and Otomi belts. As there were no fights in 2020 due to the pandemic, we agreed to dignify this entity in 2021, and very soon we will present the Mestizo (title)."