Tyson Fury Confident in Billy Joe Saunders’ Chances Against Canelo Alvarez: ‘He Will Rise Up and Claim Greatness’

Published 04/22/2021, 6:00 PM EDT
Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


The Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders bout is set to be one of the biggest fights in recent history. The two have a history between them and have wanted to fight each other for a while. They have now got their wish, and heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has given his thoughts on the fight.

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Undefeated Saunders will face P4P star Alvarez on May 8, in an event that has already broken records. The two champions will compete for the unified super-middleweight championship of the world. And experts believe Alvarez is the favorite. However, Fury is not buying it.

Manchester , United Kingdom – 22 December 2018; Billy Joe Saunders celebrates after defeating Charles Agamu in their middleweight bout at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The 30-0-1 boxer took to his Instagram account to share a picture of him and Saunders in training and gave his honest views. He wrote, “@saundersbillyjoe is 100% mentally in the right place, he knows what he has to do and he will do it, he will rise up and claim greatness.”

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This caption part of the caption from Fury showed his confidence in Saunders’ ability. Tyson then pointed out the number of times experts wrote him off, and he was victorious. ‘The Gypsy King’ then claimed that Saunders was cut from the same cloth as him and thus, would come out on top.

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Tyson Fury explains why Billy Joe Saunders will beat Canelo Alvarez

It is no surprise that the WBC heavyweight champion is backing Saunders. Both come from the proud fighting community of the Gypsies, and the two have shared multiple training camps. However, Fury did not leave it at that. He explained why Saunders would beat Alvarez.

‘The Gypsy King’ said, “Canelo has fought them all but never a Fighting Gypsy, we are a different breed of animal to anything he has come across before. #YESHEWILL domination with the help of God.”

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These comments from Fury showed that Saunders’ background will be the decisive factor in their fight. However, this comment will not go down well with fans who will point to Saunders’ inactivity and his lackluster performance in the last fight.

What do you make of these comments from Tyson Fury? Do you think Billy Joe Saunders will beat Canelo Alvarez?

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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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