Tyson Fury’s Father Says Billy Joe Saunders Can ‘School’ Canelo Alvarez like Floyd Mayweather

Published 03/02/2021, 4:00 PM EST


Canelo Alvarez had a sensational win over Avni Yildirim last Saturday to defend his titles. It was his first major title defense in the 168-pound category and the latter showcased what he’s made of. That said, his next fight is already aligned with the WBO super-middleweight champ, Billy Joe Saunders.

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Saunders is undefeated in his professional boxing career. He has every skill set in his arsenal to beat the Mexican legend.

Recently, heavyweight king Tyson Fury‘s father, John Fury, was in an interview with iFL TV. Here he laid out his thoughts on the Canelo vs Saunders matchup.

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He said, “I’m not biased about Canelo. Canelo’s done big things. But when I watched the only other night Mayweather schooled him, and I mean schooled him. Took the piss really, and Billy Joe has got that kind of ability if he’s on a form that he does things right. I think he can do that to him.”

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)

Despite acknowledging Canelo as one stout champion, John Fury cornered Saunders to bag a win over him. He envisions this bout as Alvarez’s fight with the best ever, Floyd Mayweather. Wherein the undefeated boxer dispatched the young Alvarez in every department.

Fury has full confidence in ‘Superb’. He feels Saunders can definitely get the ‘W’ against Alvarez only if he presents his best self.

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Can Billy Joe Saunders give Canelo Alvarez a tough time inside the ring?

Saunders, 31, is one of the brightest prospects at the 168-pound landscape. Piling on to the top with constant wins, he’s remained a big-wig in this division. However, he hasn’t faced someone as skilled as Alvarez in his vast extensive career.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

The Brit will have to bring in his A-game in this fight if he wishes to give the Mexican his second career loss.

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For a long time, Saunders himself asked for mighty opponents to decorate his boxing resume. And no better than Canelo Alvarez can solidify his place and legacy.

If Saunders gets past Alvarez by any means, needless to say, it’ll be more than the belts for him. Furthermore, he himself is elevated to challenge himself in his career prime.

What do you make of John Fury’s comments?

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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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