Eddy Reynoso Warns Billy Joe Saunders Ahead of Canelo Alvarez Fight: ‘We’re Looking for the Knockout’

Published 04/19/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 27: Boxer Canelo Alvarez of Mexico trains for his upcoming fight against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, July 27, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Getty Images)


The P4P King Canelo Alvarez has already won and defended his titles at the 168 lbs roster, since debuting against Callum Smith in December. He is now ready to unify the belts against the undefeated WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders on May 8. Hence, the Mexican bigshot has been super active in the past few months and is highly optimistic about defeating ‘Superb’ Saunders in their upcoming collision.

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Alvarez’s head trainer, Eddy Reynoso, is currently undergoing an active camp with him. So, the trainer gave some interesting insights and revealed that they have plans to knock out Billy Joe Saunders and end his unbeaten streak.

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“We are looking for the knockout for the beginning we have been planning for. But definitely, we are training to go for the knockout definitely,” said Reynoso. (via a translator)

Four-division world champion Canelo Alvarez is one of the greatest power punchers in the sport. In an active career of 58 fights, he has 55 wins, with 37 coming via knockouts. Meanwhile, his defensive technique is also worth hailing and Alvarez is well known for making his opponents miss out on their best shots. So, Billy Joe Saunders might have to push his limits at the gym, to continue his undefeated run.

Will Billy Joe Saunders have any chance against Canelo Alvarez?

30-0 as a pro, WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders has been on a tear in the super middleweight division. The two-division titleholder has defended his 168 lbs strap twice since claiming it in 2019 and currently has 14 knockouts under his belt.

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)

Moreover, he is training alongside the fellow undefeated champion in Tyson Fury. So, ‘Superb’ Saunders can rightfully look into the eyes of Alvarez, but he will still have to work smarter inside the ring to defeat his Mexican adversary.

Boasting a record of 55-1-2, the 30-year-old Alvarez already has a legendary resume. If he remains active, he will seemingly hold one of the greatest records in boxing. As he has more fighting experience than his Brit adversary, Alvarez will be the favorite over Saunders on paper.

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The champions will collide at the AT&T stadium in a super middleweight title unification, paving the path for more exciting matchups ahead. The winner could seek an undisputed title fight against Caleb Plant.

Who do you think will win the fight? Canelo Alvarez or Billy Joe Saunders?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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