Canelo Alvarez Admits Billy Joe Saunders’ Style is ‘Very Difficult’

Published 02/25/2021, 9:57 AM PST
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 has finally spoken about his potential bout with Billy Joe Saunders. The Mexican superstar has admitted the Britisher’s style will pose a tough test. However, he also admitted that he’s confident going into this cash.

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Alvarez and Saunders have been on a collision course to face each other for quite some time. With how things are looking, it seems like the two will meet in the ring in the summer. However, the Mexican has to get past Avni Yildirim first.

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)

Speaking toThe Ring, the pound-for-pound king said,“His style is very difficult. He is a lefty. So, that makes it even more difficult.”

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This comment from Alvarez showed the respect he has for the Britisher. Moreover, it is also a testament to Saunders’ ability.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) and 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

然而,Alvarezthen reiterated his confidence in his skills. He said, “But I am a fighter who has fought against all kinds of styles.

“I am ready for any style. I just have to work.”This showed he is ready to take on the WBO champion regardless of the threat he poses.

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Why will Billy Joe Saunders be a tough fight for Canelo Alvarez?

Reportssuggestthat the two have agreed to fight on May 8th. However, it all depends on Alvarez’s next fight against the Turkish challenger. If Alvarez beats Yildirim, why willBilly Joe Saunders墨西哥巨星是一个艰难的测试吗?

Alvarez has fought 57 professional fights and lost only once. His only loss came at the hands of legendaryFloyd Mayweather. Since then, onlyGennady Golovkinhas come close to beating the Mexican.

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Saunders’ slick movement and counter-punching style is very similar to Mayweather. In addition, he is a southpaw, which is always a tricky aspect. And given that Alvarez struggled against Mayweather, it is no surprise he is wary of Saunders’ style.

然而, since then, the multi-weight world champion has improved and has fought every type of opponent. Therefore, he is unquestionably equipped to take on the challenge of Saunders. The only thing remaining is to perform on the night when the two eventually meet.

What do you make of Canelo Alvarez’s admission? Do you think the Mexican can beat Billy Joe Saunders?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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