Tyson Fury Feels Canelo Alvarez Carries the ‘Fear Factor’ Like Mike Tyson and Himself

Published 05/06/2021, 6:30 AM CDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


In the modern boxing era, Canelo Alvarez has made an astonishing statement. He is the pound-for-pound king of the game, looking super-strong to register his name in the history books for many more years to come. Besides fans, Alvarez has also impressed his fellow boxers like Tyson Fury.

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Recently, ‘The Gypsy King’, who was in a chat with FightHype.com, shared his notion on the Mexican boxer. Fury said, “Canelo is an excellent fighter, great fighter.”

You know people are going in there lost before they even lose the fight. Just like that fear factor of Mike Tyson or fighting ‘The Gypsy King’. People are scared before they get in there and they already lose.”

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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)

Although Fury had some words of appreciation for Saul Alvarez, he still feels Canelo can be beaten.

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This weekend, Fury’s fellow countryman and training partner, Billy Joe Saunders, will lock horns with Alvarez. Fury feels Billy Joe Saunders isn’t scared at all to take on Canelo Alvarez in a 12-round war. He even added that ‘Superb’ came out of his mother’s womb with fighting fists and he’s fought much bigger battles outside the ring.

Can Billy Joe Saunders stand tall to the buzz created around him for the Canelo Alvarez fight?

Ever since this fight got official, ‘Superb’ put himself through rigorous training sessions. He doesn’t wish to leave any stones unturned in preparations for this fight, because the collision will play a pivotal role in molding his career.

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)

If Saunders somehow puts on clinical performance and ends up on the winning vertical, this bout will undeniably go down as one of the biggest upsets in the sport.

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Canelo (55-1-2) is definitely the favorite in this fight. But the underdog, Saunders, will look to disrupt his opponent’s plans to chase undisputed glory. That said, this unified super-middleweight contest has all the ingredients to make this the biggest boxing encounter of all time.

Who do you think will emerge with the belts on Saturday night?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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