“You Are a F***ing P***y”- Canelo Alvarez Lashes at Billy Joe Saunders’s Teammate

Published 05/05/2021, 6:00 AM 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)


Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders appear to have intensified their feud ahead of their nearing fight. Following a few verbal altercations, Saunders, who has appeared vexed with the ring size, has threatened to walk away from the matchup.

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The Brit has complained about several other things coming into the fight, but Canelo appears unbothered about it. The same mindset came to the fore as the WBO champion’s team confronted Alvarez and his team in the lobby. ‘Superb’s team inquired about the ring and seemed to cuss Alvarez. In response, the WBC and WBA 168 lbs champion said, “You are a f***ing p***y.”

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Following that, both sides walked away and things were under control. However, verbal banter at this moment might put the matchup in jeopardy.

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The current scenario has split the entire boxing world into two halves. While Canelo Alvarez seems to be unperturbed about Saunders’ tactics, Tyson Fury has favored the undefeated WBO super middleweight champion.

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Looking at the current scenario, ‘The Gypsy King’ has seemingly accused the promoters and matchmakers of being unfair to Billy Joe Saunders. A few weeks ago, Fury belittled Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Promotions for only promoting Alvarez on social media.

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Now the WBC heavyweight champion has turned to social media to address the issue. He wrote, “We will travel all over the world to fight the best fighters, all we ask is for a bit of fair play.”

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If Saunders doesn’t step up against Alvarez, there’s already a replacement on board. Another Brit in John Ryder seems eager to slide in if the fight falls apart. Nevertheless, Saunders would remain the most suitable contender for Canelo Alvarez. While we wait for the fight week to play out, the future of the unification bout remains up in the air.

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Do you think the super middleweight title unification battle between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will happen?

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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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