Chris Eubank Jr. Puts £10,000 on Canelo Alvarez Against Billy Joe Saunders

Published 04/08/2021, 7:00 AM EDT


The Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders unification bout is slowly shaping up to be one of the biggest boxing fights in recent history. The champions have a history between them and will finally meet in the ring. Ahead of the massive collision, Chris Eubank Jr. has had his say on the fight.

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The English boxer has shared fiery verbal battles with both Alvarez and Saunders in the past. However, having fought Saunders, Eubank Jr. has a better insight into this fight. As a result, the former champion is willing to bet £10,000 on Alvarez winning the high-anticipated bout, which has already broken records.

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)

The 29-2 boxer spoke to TalkSPORT about Saunders’ chances and said, “Slim to none, Saunders is going to get hurt,” he added. “I’m going to be putting a £10,000 bet on Canelo to knock Saunders out. That’s what I think is going to happen; I think Saunders is going to get knocked out.”

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This comment from ‘Next Gen’ showed his confidence in Alvarez and revealed his honest opinion about his old foe, Billy Joe Saunders. Despite ‘Superb’ Saunders beating Eubank Jr. convincingly when they met, the Englishman feels the WBO champion is no match for Canelo.

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Chris Eubank Jr. explains his confidence in Canelo Alvarez

Betting a sum of £10,000 is a commitment that requires a lot of confidence. Especially when you’re betting against an unbeaten boxer who is a two-weight champion. So why is Chris Eubank Jr. so confident in Alvarez?

Next Gen’ explained his confidence. He claimed Saunders has not improved since their first meeting and added that Alvarez is levels above Saunders. Thus, ‘Superb’ has no chance of beating the P4P king.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating 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

Eubank Jr. opined, “I feel like he is the same guy; that guy can’t beat someone like Canelo. Somebody who is going to be successful against Canelo, you have to have a very different mind-set, a very different approach to the average boxer.”

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This comment explained Eubank Jr.’s confidence in the self-proclaimed face of boxing. However, it will be interesting to see what Saunders has to say about this, given the history between the two punchers.

What do you make of these comments from Chris Eubank Jr.? Do you think he is right about Billy Joe Saunders?

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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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