Billy Joe Saunders Vary of Canelo Alvarez’s Power

Published 04/22/2021, 7:00 PM EDT
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) and Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


Super-middleweight champions Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will battle it out in what will be a contender for Fights of the Year. The two champions will meet on May 8 and compete for the unified championship of the world.

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Both fighters have their advantages and their disadvantages going into the fight. However, experts have leaned towards Alvarez as the favorite. Now, Saunders has now given his opinion on one of Alvarez’s most prominent assets.

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)

The 30-0 boxer spoke at the virtual press conference and gave his honest thoughts on Alvarez’s power. He said, “We don’t know, until the night, until the bell goes. When that bell rings, we’ll see. We’ll see what happens. But, you know, he’s the most, he’s the most devastating puncher on the planet and he’s the most fearsome man on the planet.”

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This comment should raise a few eyebrows as Saunders has never been this respectful to Alvarez. However, it showed how much Saunders respects his opponent. And rightly so, since Alvarez has shown his devastating power time and time again, and in a fight of such small margins, that could be the defining factor.

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How can Billy Joe Saunders nullify Canelo Alvarez’s power?

These comments from Saunders showed he is not oblivious to the P4P star’s incredible skills. However, he has reiterated his confidence in winning the fight. So how can the Englishman combat Alvarez’s power and get the victory?

The key to Saunders winning the fight will be his movement. He is famous for his slick movement and quick feet. Moreover, his southpaw stance could prove to be decisive.

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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)

In addition, Alvarez has admitted that Saunders has a unique style, and it will be difficult to beat him. Therefore, this shows that both fighters have their strengths and weaknesses going into the bout. It is only a matter of who will execute them when the fight starts.

What do you make of these comments from Billy Joe Saunders? Do you think he is right in worrying about Canelo Alvarez’s power?

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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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