‘Saunders Looked Like S***’ – Demetrius Andrade Unsure of Billy Joe Saunders’ Chances Against Canelo Alvarez

Published 03/20/2021, 11:12 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo Alvarez appear to have split the boxing world into two halves, garnering different predictions from fellow boxers, trainers, analysts, and the media for their upcoming fight. However, the Mexican champion is apparently winning the race and seems to be the favorite.

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Meanwhile, WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade has also dived into the mix and has ridiculed Saunders’ chances against Alvarez. The two are set to meet in a 168 lbs title unification clash at the AT&T Stadium on May 8. Canelo Alvarez will put his WBC, WBA, and Ring title on the line. And Saunders will put his unbeaten record and the WBA strap at stake.

That said, ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade’ connected with Fred Talks Fighting and spoke about the champion’s previous fight against Martin Murray.

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Previewing Saunders vs Alvarez, Andrade said, “I don’t know, Saunders looked like sh** in his last fight versus Murray, 40-years-old that hasn’t been in the ring for I don’t know how many years now as he couldn’t like you know really have a dominant performance and as a far as Canelo, Canelo their team is smart. He has grown a little bit. But yeah, Billy Joe does have a slick side, but I don’t know if he has what it takes to beat Canelo.”

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Both Alvarez and Saunders have been active in recent times and with an official date on the line, the duo is undergoing an active training camp. But who is in a superior position at this point?

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders- Preview

Despite being the unbeaten champion amongst the two, Saunders will remain an underdog in front of a mighty Alvarez. Additionally, he has spoken about some medical complications in his social media. There is doubt regarding its credibility as several fans tag them to be social media jokes.

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On the other end, Alvarez is in a gym full of champions, and with two wins in the past three months, he looks better than ever before. After winning the WBC, WBA, and Ring 168 lbs belts against Callum Smith, he has successfully defended them against Avni Yildirim via TKO. Boasting, 55 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, four-division champion Alvarez will clearly be the superior in-ring threat.

Do you think Billy Joe Saunders has a chance against Canelo Alvarez?

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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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