Canelo Alvarez Responds to Mike Tyson’s Prediction on His Fight With Billy Joe Saunders

Published 04/15/2021, 5:00 PM EDT


The pound-for-pound king of boxing, Canelo Alvarez, will walk into the ring on May 8 for a massive title unification fight against Billy Joe Saunders. This fight will play a pivotal role in both the fighter’s extensive careers, as it will align the winner for a gigantic undisputed super-middleweight title fight.

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A bout between Alvarez and Saunders has become a talk of the town for obvious reasons. Also, many hotshots of the sport have given their predictions on this fight.

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ Mike Tyson himself unveiled a shocking prediction for the 168 lbs unification contest. He asserted that his battle will not last over 1-2 rounds, and Alvarez will be the clear winner.

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In a chat with ESNews, Alvarez responded to the same. He said, “I hope so! I hope so, 1-2 rounds let’s go.”

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, the Mexican boxer showcased his brilliance by annihilating the Turkish pugilist Avni Yildirim. Right from the first bell, Alvarez walked ‘Mr. Robot’ down with constant hits to the head and body. His skill sets were too much to handle for ‘Mr. Robot’ and the referee concluded the contest after round 3, to save Yildirim from further damage.

With that fight, the 30-year-old directly got lined up to face the Brit Saunders on May 8.

Read – Mike Tyson, Logan Paul, Teofimo Lopez and Boxing Pros Predict Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren

Can Canelo Alvarez really terrify Billy Joe Saunders inside 2 rounds?

The world has observed Canelo’s astonishing in-ring abilities over the years, but taking on the undefeated Billy Joe Saunders won’t be a straightforward task.

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Canelo is definitely a favorite in this fight, but he’ll have to dig in real deep to overpower his undefeated adversary.

Billy Joe Saunders is an impressive champion in the 168-pound roster and with his vast prowess, he will definitely be one of the toughest opponents for Alvarez. That said, this fight promises to be an absolute blinder and is expected to go down as one classic entertainer for 2021.

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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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