Caleb Plant, Teofimo Lopez, Mike Tyson and Others Predict Billy Joe Saunders vs. Canelo Alvarez

Published 05/06/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are all set to battle each other out this weekend. The duo will lock horns against each other for a unified super-middleweight title fight and subsequently, they’ll look to fight for the undisputed title.

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The Alvarez vs Saunders bout is a hot topic in the fight world for obvious reasons. And it is one of the prime events of 2021. That said, this fight was bound to accrue reactions from boxing bigwigs. Also, many fighters have given out their predictions for this fight, and here we look at some of those predictions.

Speaking to FightHype recently, the IBF super-middleweight champ shed some light on this fight. He said, “You know I think Canelo pulls it off but we’ll see you know, Billy’s got some great attributes. So we’ll check it out”

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Just like Plant, many other hotshots like Amir Khan and David Benavidez felt that this will be an easy win for the Mexican boxer. However, the unified lightweight champ, Teofimo Lopez, had a different notion pertaining to the predictions and analysis for the fight.

In an interaction with Fight Hub TV, he said, “It’s gonna be a turnaround. Canelo knows his distance, already knows the range with the small gloves and everything. So it’s gonna be a huge challenge for him to overcome.”

In the above video, even ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’, Mike Tyson spilled some beans on this fight. He said, “I’d like to see him (Canelo) fight that shallow guy. That’s gonna be a good fight. I don’t think that guy’s strong enough, but I think that guy, he’s not afraid, he’s smart and he’ll put up a good fight to, whatever happens, happens!”

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders – will it stay true to the hype?

Both Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are ready to confront each other this weekend.

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Both of them are aware of the responsibilities and hype this fight carries, and they want to fare exactly the way they’re supposed to.

Alvarez and the undefeated Saunders will unquestionably bring in their A-game for this fight and look forward to annihilating each other.

The fans are in for a real treat with this clash, and they cannot wait to see the pair take up ring space.

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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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