Billy Joe Saunders and Tyson Fury: Are the Two Champions Related?

Published 05/07/2021, 8:00 PM EDT


The highly anticipated Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders bout is finally upon us. The two champions are all set to battle it out for supremacy while the world watches on. And Saunders will go into the bout with ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury by his side.

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Alvarez and Saunders will fight as the main event of a stacked card on Saturday. And as the build-up intensified, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury showed his incredible support for Saunders. So we look at their relationship and see if the two are related.

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The reality is that the 30-0-1 Fury is not related to the 30-0 Saunders. While the pair have often trained together and shared many memories together, they are in no way related by either blood or by marriage. So how are the two champions so close?

Both Fury and Saunders belong to the proud fighting community of the Gypsies. While they do not belong to the same Gypsy community, the travelers often support their own through everything. As a result, the two boxers have always backed each other in everything they do. The two fighters have never shied away from backing each other, and their public support of each other is testament to that. 

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Can Tyson Fury’s presence spur Billy Joe Saunders?

So Fury and Saunders are extremely close, and the build-up to the fight week has only proven that. Both Fury and his brother flew to Dallas to be with Saunders as he prepares to shock the world. So can Fury’s presence give Saunders the edge over Canelo?

‘The Gypsy King’ has already shown what he brings to the table by turning into Saunders’ hype man and taking digs at Alvarez. He has even predicted that Saunders will give the Mexican champion a boxing lesson.

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Therefore, he is certainly a positive influence on his close friend. The undefeated Saunders will look to emulate Fury’s upset over Wilder when he steps into the ring.

What do you make of the friendship between Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders? Do you think Fury can help him beat Alvarez?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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