Billy Joe Saunders Willing to Pay £10,000 to Marcus Morrison if He Beats Chris Eubank Jr.

Published 05/01/2021, 1:43 AM 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)


In just a few days from now, Billy Joe Saunders will take on the toughest test of his boxing career in the form of Canelo Alvarez. A 12-round war between these two has garnered everyone’s attention for obvious reasons, and many fighters have even rolled out their prediction for this fight.

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A few days back, the stout middleweight, Chris Eubank Jr. placed a £10,000 bet on Canelo Alvarez to beat ‘Superb’ Saunders on May 8.

The fellow Brit’s notions reached Saunders, and he issued an even fiery response. Saunders revealed he would pay Eubank Jr.’s Saturday night opponent, Marcus Morrison, £10,000 if he were to have his arm raised.

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Billy Joe Saunders is one of the best trash-talking boxers of the modern era. With his solid in-ring skills, ‘Superb’ goes all out on his opponents coupled with his ability to mentally break them.

This has helped the WBO super-middleweight champ immensely in his boxing run until now. And he wishes to continue the same for a considerable period.

Moving further, Saunders is all charged up to battle out Canelo Alvarez for a mammoth title unification fight. This bout holds significant importance in shaping up the Brit’s career from hereon. Hence, he will look forward to bringing his A-game in this clash as he will seek to remain unbeaten.

Is Billy Joe Saunders the toughest 168-pound opponent for Canelo Alvarez?

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The world has seen Alvarez’s prolific boxing abilities for countless years now. In his prolonged boxing stint, the Mexican boxer has overpowered a majority of the opponents he’s faced. For now, his prime focus is on claiming all the super-middleweight belts on the line, but Saunders is one major roadblock in his path to becoming undisputed.

The undefeated ‘Superb’, has vanquished all his opponents, and given his record, he could be Alvarez’s toughest test at super middleweight. However, he hasn’t faced someone as sturdy as Canelo in his entire boxing career. Considering this, a fight between the two promises to be an absolute blinder as both of them are equally hungry to solidify their reign.

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Despite having his own war to focus on, expect ‘Superb’ to keep a close eye on Morrison vs Eubank Jr.

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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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