Tyson Fury Makes Shocking Prediction for Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders

Published 05/08/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 05: Tyson Fury in action during a public workout at the National Football Museum on June 5, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


On Saturday night, boxing fans will be in for a real treat as Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will finally take to the ring to butt heads. The matchup between this duo has been in the works for quite some time, and it is finally here.

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Ever since the announcement, this contest has sent shock waves through the boxing fraternity. Also, it has accrued major reactions and predictions from bigwigs of the sport.

Lately, the WBC heavyweight king, Tyson Fury, rolled out a startling prediction for this bout. Talking to DAZN boxing, he said, “You’re going to see an absolutely boxing masterclass from Billy Joe Saunders. And he’s going to win a unanimous decision over 12 rounds.”

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Boxer Billy Joe Saunders during a press conference at Crown Plaza Hotel, Glasgow. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)

Tyson Fury seemed extremely confident in his compatriot’s skills. What’s more, boxing pundits have admitted that Saunders can defeat Canelo Alvarez; however, the Brit will have to score a knockout in order to do so.

If the fight goes all the way, the Mexican will certainly turn the tide in his favor as it is his strong suit. Yet, ‘The Gypsy King’ feels Saunders will go the distance with Alvarez and emerge victorious.

More than anyone else, ‘Superb’ is keen to put himself to the test against a sturdy Canelo come fight night. This is the toughest test the Brit’s ever faced, and he wishes to bring his A-game for this bout.

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Over the past few months, the undefeated Billy Joe Saunders has put in a tremendous amount of hard work to prepare for the Canelo Alvarez fight. This bout plays a huge role in shaping Superb’s boxing career for years to come.

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If he somehow claims a win on Saturday night, Saunders will not only become the unified super-middleweight king, he will also set himself up for even bigger opponents in the future.

Do you agree with Tyson Fury’s prediction for this fight?

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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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