Eddie Hearn Teases a Massive Fight Between Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders

Published 12/30/2020, 4:40 AM EST


The Matchroom Sport supremo Eddie Hearn has a piece of enticing news for Billy Joe Saunders’ fans. He is in potential talks to align his undefeated boxer with the pound for pound king of boxing, Saul Alvarez.

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Since Canelo has made his plans to stick to super-middleweight, this fight seems inevitable. As per Michael Benson, Eddie Hearn has confirmed being in talks with Canelo’s trainer and manager, Eddy Reynoso.

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Hearn is eyeing a 2-fight deal between Saunders and Alvarez. This will be an action-packed battle between the undefeated super-middleweight stalwart and the recently crowned super-middleweight champion.

Before that, Canelo is keen on booking Avni Yildirim for his next fight. Saul will have to defend his WBC super-middleweight belt mandatorily against Yildirim. The duo might clash as early as February 2021.

Since Saunders’ last win over Martin Murray on December 12th, Hearn and Saunders are extremely keen on booking Canelo Alvarez as the next big fight. Canelo recently dashed Callum Smith to make a statement at the 168-pound division.

Saunders is ecstatic to challenge him in this highly stacked division by early 2021.

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How will Billy Joe Saunders fare in his bout against Canelo Alvarez?

Billy Joe Saunders is the WBO super-middleweight champion. He is undefeated in his run at professional boxing. Over the years, he has dominated all his fellow combatants to add ‘W’s to his resume.

However, a fight with Canelo won’t be as easy as his previous ones. Many boxing enthusiasts wrote off Canelo prior to his bout against Smith, stating the Englishman is too big and strong for him.

But Alvarez put forth a career-best performance to stagger Smith for 12-rounds. He is a veteran of the sport, and his vast experience has helped him to slide over the top.

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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

Saunders will have to dig in deep to give Canelo a taste of his vicious power and fight IQ. It will excite his fans to see what approach he banks on to break Saul’s unbeatable style.

Do you think Saunders has what it takes to astound Canelo?

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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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