Dillian Whyte Picks His Favorite From the Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Fight

Published 05/05/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dillian Whyte celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Lucas Browne during their WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


The highly anticipated clash between Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo Alvarez is all set to take place this weekend. This fight ranks among the best contests for 2021 and has every ability to go down as one of the fiercest battles at the super-middleweight roster.

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Both Canelo and Saunders are extremely ready to take each other on. Moreover, they will bring in vast skill sets from their arsenals as they will look to overpower each other in every department.

Also, this fight has accrued every boxing fan’s attention for obvious reasons. Not just the fans, but there are several pugilists who’re waiting for this fight to take place. Recently, the heavyweight sensation, Dillian Whyte, shed some light on this bout and picked his favorite.

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In a chat with iFL TV, he said, “I’m gonna support my countryman, that’s Billy Joe Saunders fighting Canelo. I don’t care what people would think.”

“I’m backing Billy Joe Saunders one million percent to beat Canelo because he’s my countryman. You understand?”

The matchup between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders was made official immediately after the Mexican scored a sensational win over Avni Yildirim in February. With this, Alvarez cemented his plans of staying at this weight category, thus wishing to claim all the super-middleweight titles available.

But first, he’ll have to pass through the sturdy test provided by Billy Joe Saunders in what may be an absolute slugfest.

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders – What can the fans expect?

Canelo Alvarez and Saunders both rank among the finest faces at the 168-pound landscape. They hold a string of wins under their wing and exhibit no signs of slowing down.

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As both Alvarez and Saunders know the importance of this fight, they’ll look to live up to the hype and deliver a show for the ages, thereby charting a course to super middleweight glory.

Both of them like battering their opponents to the pulp and it’ll be interesting to see who among the two proves to be the best at their weight class.

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What do you make of Dillian Whyte’s comments? Who will you be rooting for on Saturday night?

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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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