Billy Joe Saunders Looks in His Best Shape Ahead of the Canelo Alvarez Fight

Published 04/21/2021, 2:12 AM EDT
STEVENAGE, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Billy Joe Saunders takes part in a workout session at The Lamex Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Stevenage, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)


On May 8, Billy Joe Saunders will take up the toughest test of his boxing career in the form of Canelo Alvarez. He’s asked for such mammoth opponents and fights for a long time, and he’s finally on the brink of touching gloves with the pound-for-pound king of boxing.

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‘Superb’ immersed himself in grilling training sessions ever since this fight got announced, as this will be the biggest, perhaps the most pivotal fight in his career. That said, he wants to give it his best shot against the stout Mexican pugilist. Recently, Michael Benson shared an image of Billy Joe Saunders, wherein the Brit looks in his finest shape ever.

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The 31-year-old claimed the WBO super-middleweight title in 2019 against Shefat Isufi. Right after winning the title, he defended it twice. Moving further, he will now confront Canelo Alvarez in a momentous unified super-middleweight clash.

Also, the winner of this fight will directly align himself for the undisputed super-middleweight championship fight against Caleb Plant, the IBF champ. Hence, this fight has all the ingredients to make it absolutely worth the watch. Additionally, the skills and magnetic aura possessed by both Saunders and Canelo make this fight even more eye-catchy.

Can Billy Joe Saunders upset Canelo Alvarez?

Saunders, with an immaculate track record of 30-0, has battered all the opponents he’s faced. His vast prowess, slick in-ring IQ, and terrifying power have made him a household name in boxing. But he just doesn’t wish to stop here, as his ultimate aim is to cement himself as the face of the super-middleweight division.

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‘Superb’ is equally hungry as Canelo, to become the undisputed king of the super-middleweights. Moreover, Billy Joe Saunders has all the weapons in his arsenal to beat the pound for pound king, but underestimating the latter can put ‘Superb’ in a vulnerable position.

It’ll be interesting to see who among the two comes out on top to secure a prolific win in the biggest fight of their boxing stints.

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Who will you be rooting for in this epic clash on May 8?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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