Billy Joe Saunders Diet: What Does the Britisher Eat?

Published 05/08/2021, 7:59 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Billy Joe Saunders in the ring after defeating Marceleo Coceres in their WBO World Super-Middleweight Championship fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Billy Joe Saunders, the top-tier boxing champion, knows how to balance fame and privacy. Hence, he has managed to hide away his personal life from all the media attention. Aged 31, Saunders, who has had 30 fights as a pro-pugilist, is still unbeaten. While he has the prowess, skills, and in-born talent to help him, one cannot deny that diet plays a pivotal role in every athlete’s career. Thus, Saunders is no exception.

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That said, the WBO super middleweight champion has often breached his diet plans to satisfy his taste buds. It includes his antics in the fight camp, which even made him worry ahead of a big clash inside the ring. Here’s a look at Billy Joe Saunders’s food habits.

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The two-division world champion appears to be fond of food. However, Saunders has sacrificed a lot to boast of his fighting physique. ‘Superb’ Saunders underwent intense training and followed a strict diet to unleash his championship stature.

But, at times, he has not followed protocol. Prior to his fight against Martin Murray in 2020, the WBO titlist revealed that he gorged on cakes. ‘Superb’ claimed it would make the collision more equal.

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“I go up (in weight) like a fat pig so he’s in camp training all the time while I’m sitting back eating cakes, then I get a phone call saying this is what you’re getting, go to camp and train and fight,” said Saunders. (H/T-  Daily Mail)

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Billy Joe Saunders defeats Willie Munroe Jr for the WBO World Middleweight Title fight at Copper Box Arena on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images)

But in a fight camp for Canelo Alvarez, Saunders has apparently followed a proper diet. The 168 lbs elite is donning a perfect shape. ‘Superb’, who had posted his last meal before beginning the drill, doesn’t seem to have deviated from his regime as he did in his previous fight.

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As he seeks to become a unified champion ahead, Saunders might need to maintain this professionalism for the rest of his career.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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