Canelo Alvarez Fails to Give a Precise Prediction for Billy Joe Saunders Fight

Published 04/22/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


On May 8, Canelo Alvarez will face one of the toughest names in the super-middleweight division in the form of Billy Joe Saunders. Both of them will lock horns with each other for a tremendous title unification fight, wherein the winner of this bout will set himself up for the undisputed super-middleweight championship bout.

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Ahead of this contest, the Mexican boxer was in an interview with DAZN Boxing. Here, his promoter Eddie Hearn asked him for a prediction for the May 8 fight.

The face of boxing responded, “I’m going to win, without a doubt. I’m going to win. I’m here training at 100%. And I came to win, I came to make history, and that’s the only thing going through my head.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

In his last fight, Canelo Alvarez defended his super-middleweight titles by annihilating the Turkish boxer, Avni Yildirim. By doing so, he fulfilled his mandatory defense and cleared his pathway to claim all the titles at 168.

However, he will have to remove a major roadblock in Billy Joe Saunders from his way to achieve what he wishes to. That said, both the fighters will bring in their A-game to tackle each other and roll out a show worth the wait for the fans.

Is Billy Joe Saunders an easy opponent for Canelo Alvarez?

‘Superb’ holds 30 wins under his wing and is undefeated. He is a true oppressor who likes pressurizing his opponents with his boxing skills and his mental game. Hence, he will not be an easy opponent.

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Considering that, boxing fans cannot write ‘Superb’ off in this bout, as he holds some paramount skill sets that have helped him stay undefeated until now. Furthermore, he will be charged up to give his best shot, and defend his ‘O’ against the resilient Canelo Alvarez.

Hence, it’ll be exciting to see who among the two comes out on top in this battle and registers a resounding statement in the 168-pound landscape 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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