“You Love the Beef” – Billy Joe Saunders Blasts Canelo Alvarez During Intense Face Off

Published 05/06/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Billy Joe Saunders (red/white/blue shorts) and Marceleo Coceres (not pictured) exchange punches during their WBO World Super-Middleweight Championship fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Saunders won after the fight was stopped in the 11th round. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


On May 8, Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo Alvarez will headline the Matchroom main event. The matchup between the pair was in discussions for a long time, and they’re finally on the brink of confronting each other in a squared circle.

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Ahead of their fight, both Alvarez and Saunders came face to face with each other for the very first time. Here, the Brit lashed out at his long-time foe and tried everything to get into his head.

In this fierce faceoff, ‘Superb’ said, “You’d love the beef. Yeah, you love the beef, you love it, that’s good.”

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Alvarez and Saunders are both in their prime, looking to grab all the super-middleweight titles on the line.

In fact, the Mexican boxer has substantial opponents at this weight class, but the Brit Saunders is definitely one of a kind. With the skill sets he brings on to the table, it’s unquestionable that he’s one of the toughest opponents for Saul Alvarez.

Moreover, ‘Superb’ just doesn’t enjoy annihilating his opponents inside the ring. He enjoys taking every opportunity in hand to counter them with his exquisite trash-talking game as well.

He’s looking forward to doing the same with Canelo Alvarez, and in his faceoff, Saunders looked extremely firm and composed. He knows the hype and responsibilities this fight carries on its shoulders. Thus, he wants to leave no stone unturned in unsettling Alvarez.

Can Billy Joe Saunders hand Canelo Alvarez his second pro-boxing loss?

In his prolonged boxing career, Canelo Alvarez has only lost to the boxing great, Floyd Mayweather. Post that fight, he took his lessons and ironed out all his flaws. Despite that, ‘Superb’ is highly confident of his prowess being sufficient to hand Alvarez a second career defeat.

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The undefeated Saunders is a true oppressor, and he enjoys terrifying his opponents. This approach has assisted the Hertfordshire native pretty well, and that’s what the fans can expect from him on Saturday night.

Also, as the feud between the two has just added to the hype of this contest, hardcore boxing fans are in for a real treat.

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Saunders or Alvarez, who do you envision getting his hand raised 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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