“Crazy Fights Have Happened” – Teofimo Lopez on Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders

Published 03/05/2021, 6:00 AM EST
OXON HILL, MD – JULY 19: Teofimo Lopez walks to his corner after the seventh round of his lightweight IBF World Title Elimination fight against Masayoshi Nakatani (not pictured) at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 19, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)


The kingpin of modern boxing, Canelo Alvarez, put on a clinical performance last weekend. He annihilated Avni Yildirim and dispatched him in just 3 rounds of their clash. With that win, Canelo put himself on top for a title-unification fight against the Brit, Billy Joe Saunders. The duo will battle each other out on May 8. Even before reaching the ring, this bout has garnered a lot of attention from fans and fighters around the world.

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Recently, the unified lightweight champ, Teofimo Lopez, gave his take on this fight. Speaking to Behind The Gloves, he said:

“With Saunders, I think that it’s a good fight, for sure. You know, but Canelo’s at that point right now. I think we all can agree, however, crazy fights have happened where the underdog comes out on top. And look at me for a good example. So, I think it’ll just be a great fight for the sport and for boxing.” 

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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)

Not only that, but the ‘Takeover’ asserted on seeking inspiration from the Mexican pugilist who’s looking to stay super-active this year. Lopez added that if Canelo could stay this active, he too can trace the latter’s footsteps.

Talking about the Saunders vs Alvarez fight, he believes it’s going to be massive. Lopez clarified fans are in for a real treat with this clash, and they are sure shot winners.

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Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders – the only important fight at the 168-pound landscape?

A fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders exhibits the audacity to make the division, even more, watch-worthy. The two are in their prime and are looking to fight for the undisputed title. But only one among the two can do so.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Billy Joe Saunders defeats Willie Munroe Jr for the WBO World Middleweight Title fight at Copper Box Arena on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images)

Saunders has remained undefeated in his vast career until now and he’ll take on his toughest opponent yet. Both boxers are in their prime and have the ability to outbox the other.

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Irrespective of what the result will be, fans will be ecstatic to see the two best men in the 168-pound division collide.

What do you make of Lopez’s comments on the super middleweight bout?

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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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