Billy Joe Saunders Disappointed With Promoter Eddie Hearn: ‘He’s Already Planning Venues for the Caleb Plant Fight’

Published 04/19/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders Head to Head Press Conference at the Landmark Hotel on October 22, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


Billy Joe Saunders vs. Canelo Alvarez is set to be one of the biggest events of the year. The two will compete for the unified super-middleweight championship of the world, with an opportunity to become undisputed by the end of the year. However, ‘Superb’ Saunders has questioned his promoter Eddie Hearn’s management of the event.

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Saunders will take on Alvarez in a little over three weeks. After years of rumors and links, the two agreed to a deal thanks to Eddie Hearn, who represents both fighters. However, the Brit has now hinted at Hearn favoring Canelo Alvarez.

UNIONDALE, NY – NOVEMBER 11: Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn looks on before the Daniel Jacobs vs Luis Arias Middleweight bout at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 11, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The 30-0 boxer spoke to iFL TV on YouTube and gave his honest opinion. He said, “I’m a bit disappointed because, he’s already planning venues for the Caleb Plant fight, you know. It’s one of them. People can say what they want and you know, you got this shot. And people look at… f*** the money. F*** everything. I’m here to win.”

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This comment from Saunders showed his anger at Hearn already planning for a future as though Alvarez had already won. Saunders made no secret that he feels disrespected by this. Moreover, he also pointed out that he’s entering the ring just to take part. Instead, he is fighting to win.

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Billy Joe Saunders calls out Eddie Hearn for not delivering on his word

Based on his comments, Saunders is not happy with being another piece in the puzzle. The Englishman feels he deserves equal importance in the fight. And he even called out his promoter for not living up to another claim.

Saunders said, “I did this deal on the basis of English judge, American judge and a Mexican judge. Then when he come here the other day, it was no, the English judge… now no English officials allowed.”

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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)

This comment revealed how frustrated Saunders is with the way the fight against Alvarez has progressed. The two-weight world champion also claimed he feels it is not a level playing field given the advantages the Mexican has.

Regardless of this, ‘Superb’ will look to prove everyone wrong yet again and maintain his unbeaten boxing run. What do you make of these comments from Billy Joe Saunders? Will they motivate him on May 8?

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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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