Demetrius Andrade on Canelo Alvarez’s Weaknesses: ‘His Feet Work Is Not as Great’

Published 03/20/2021, 1:00 PM EDT


The pound-for-pound king of boxing, Canelo Alvarez will fight Billy Joe Saunders on May 8. The duo will fight each other in a massive title unification fight and the winner will set himself up for the undisputed title shot. Both Canelo and Saunders will unquestionably present their elite game with slick prowess to claim a win in this magnetic battle.

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This fight has already accrued vast attention from fans and fighters surrounding the world, making it absolutely worth the watch.

Recently, the WBO middleweight champ, Demetrius Andrade, was in a chat with Fred Talks Fighting. Here he spilled some beans on Canelo Alvarez’s weaknesses and talked about this fight in general.

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“As far as Canelo, yeah, his feet work is not as great. His hand speed is not the top and he can easily get hit as well. So I mean it’s definitely whoever brings his A-game. Canelo has been performing a lot more and being more active than anybody, so you know he should have the edge.” said ‘Boo Boo’.

Not just Canelo, but Andrade even shed light on Saunders’ weak point. He asserted that ‘Superb’ lacks punching power and this will be a problem for him in the Canelo Alvarez fight.

He feels Alvarez has an undeniable advantage in this title unification bout and he just needs to capitalize on the same.

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Can Canelo Alvarez dispatch Billy Joe Saunders with ease?

Canelo Alvarez is one of the biggest stars of the sport today. With every fight, the Mexican boxer has only improved, thus adding countless skillsets to his arsenal. He’s fought several bigwigs in his illustrious boxing career. Hence, facing Saunders should not be a daunting task for him.

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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 1: Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

He is a sure-shot favorite in this fight, but underestimating the undefeated Brit might put Alvarez in serious problems.

However, as he’s kept a pro-active run in the game, he’ll be extremely confident moving into this fight. Alvarez exhibits a mammoth 55 wins under his wing and by defeating Saunders, he will look to register his 56th win.

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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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