‘Nobody Is Unbeatable’ – Billy Joe Saunders Feels Ready for Canelo Alvarez

Published 03/01/2021, 6:00 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Billy Joe Saunders (red/white/blue shorts) and Marceleo Coceres (not pictured) exchange punches during their WBO World Super-Middleweight Championship fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Saunders won after the fight was stopped in the 11th round. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Billy Joe Saunders has explained his decision to take on P4P star Canelo Alvarez. The WBO super-middleweight champion respected his fellow champion, but claimed he has what it takes to beat him. He also explained how he would beat him.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The two champions have long been rumored to face each other. However, following Alvarez’s win over Avni Yildirim, they officially announced the fight. The Englishman has now explained why he took up the challenge against Alvarez.

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Saunders spoke to BoxingScene and explained that to be great, you have to dare to beat the other greats. He then added, “I believe I am the only one with the footwork, knowhow, skillset, mindset and brain to unlock that door in Canelo.” 

The talented southpaw then admitted that the WBA and WBC champion is the main man in the sport. However, he showed that Alvarez doesn’t intimidate him.

“You have to give him respect, he hasn’t ducked anyone, he’s beaten good names, but nobody is unbeatable, and I believe I have got the tools to beat him,” said Saunders.

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Going by his comments, the super-middleweight champion did not hide the amount of respect he had for his fellow champion. Therefore, it showed that he knows how tough this fight will be. So taking this fight will do a lot of good for Saunders.

The Britisher has had a career filled with controversy and criticism. He spent time out from the sport for testing positive for a banned substance. In addition, Saunders has had his fair share of controversies outside boxing.

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If he can beat Alvarez, the WBO champion will etch his name into boxing history forever. As ‘Superb’ rightly said, the Mexican is the undoubted star in the sport. Hence, a win over him would mean that the Englishman was right about his ability all along. 

Fans can expect the respectful talk to end very soon, as Saunders is famous for his trash talk.

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What do you make of these comments from Billy Joe Saunders? Do you think he has what it takes to beat Canelo Alvarez?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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