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‘He Is Not Invincible’ – Billy Joe Saunders Appears Confident Ahead of Canelo Alvarez Clash

Published 02/07/2021, 4:37 AM EST

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Undefeated WBO champion, Billy Joe Saunders, is ready to lock horns with WBA and WBC super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez in May. Despite boasting off a clean record, Saunders can still be the underdog against a mighty Alvarez. However, ‘Superb’ Saunders appears confident of bagging the win.

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He envisions a fair fight and wished nothing but good for his opponent. Billy Joe Saunders wants Canelo Alvarez to appear injury-free on fight night. But, he seems geared up to dismantle the P4P King.

Speaking with Pug and Copp Boxing Show, Saunders said, “Please God, I have a beautiful camp and I’ll stay injury-free. And I wish the same for Canelo Alvarez. I hope he has an injury-free camp too.”


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Alvarez will have to bring his violent side to take out Saunders. At least, that’s what the WBO champion wants to see inside the squared circle.

He added, “To put to beat me, he has to nail me to the floor. He has to put me to sleep. Because if it’s getting hard for me, trust me, I am gonna make it hard for him. He (Canelo Alvarez) is only human, he is not invincible, he is not superhuman. He’s a super fighter, but he is not super easy, he is just not invincible and a very clever boxer.”

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According to reports, Alvarez and Saunders have already agreed to fight in Summer with the WBC, WBA, and WBO super middleweight titles at stake. But, Avni Yildirim can shatter those plans on February 27 if he hands ‘Canelo’ his second career defeat.

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Ending a year-long hiatus, Alvarez returned to the ring against Callum Smith to grab the WBC snd WBA super-middleweight title in December. To regain his activeness, the Mexican will now face Avni Yildirim on February 27, followed by a clash with Billy Joe Saunders in May.


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Meanwhile, Avni Yildirim can curb the showdown against Billy Joe Saunders by defeating Alvarez. It will also make Yildirim the new WBC and WBA middleweight champion, changing a lot of dynamics of the ongoing title picture. So, it puts a lot on Alvarez’s shoulders. But, on bagging a win, Canelo Alvarez will move a step closer to his aim of title unification at super middleweight.


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Do you think Canelo Alvarez will unify the super-middleweight titles? Can Yildirim take motivation from Saunders’ comments?

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Written by:

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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