RBR!!! Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (RING, WBC & WBA) vs. Billy Joe Saunders (WBO) - May 8th 2021

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Saunders vs. Canelo Winner and How?


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Ben Davison coming up with a new different narrative. Then the one from Mark Tibbs.

Billy Joe Saunders apparently was raring to go back out.

These guys are protesting too hard.
I am not sure if there was any real broken orbital now. Considering it was Hearn that made the claim straight after the fight.

Anyways the comments section for that video are epic.
 
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Ben Davison coming up with a new different narrative. Then the one from Mark Tibbs.

Billy Joe Saunders apparently was raring to go back out.

These guys are protesting too hard.
I am not sure if there was any real broken orbital now. Considering it was Hearn that made the claim straight after the fight.

Anyways the comments section for that video are epic.
I'm quite content to accept that Saunders' injury was serious enough for the fight to be stopped, despite what he said about other fighters. I would even give him props for seeing the round out and taking further punishment, despite not even being able to throw a single punch or defend himself properly. Whoever did make the call, it was made quickly before the doctor had a chance to give it a good examination, and he would have stopped the fight anyway.

That said, if the situation were reversed and he had done this to Canelo, we all know he would be tweeting for years about Canelo being a quitter and generally being an insufferable twat, so I take everything I said back.
 
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Even more Bizarre is MTK the boxing management out fit run by alleged Irish Gangster Daniel Kinahan who BJ Saunders is signed to has apparently asked Youtube Channels, Radio Raheem, Michelle Joy Phelps, Seconds Out, IFL TV etc... To delete all postfight interviews involving Mark Tibbs.

 
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Tibbs clarifying what happened in the corner with a video posted on his personal twitter. Seems to me he really wants to clarify more so who was the boss in the corner that niight, and his statement "Great fighters have done what Billy Joe Saunders has done" (quoted from a twitter reply to the video) sounds more like BJS actually didn't want to go out for round 9. Nothing wrong with that, so why not just say it?

 
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Tibbs clarifying what happened in the corner with a video posted on his personal twitter. Seems to me he really wants to clarify more so who was the boss in the corner that niight, and his statement "Great fighters have done what Billy Joe Saunders has done" (quoted from a twitter reply to the video) sounds more like BJS actually didn't want to go out for round 9. Nothing wrong with that, so why not just say it?


This whole thing gets more and more bizarre. If Mark Tibbs told IFL to remove his interview why would he release a video on twitter...reiterating and doubling down on the same stuff he said in the youtube interviews.
 
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Mark Tibbs instagram also got hacked......!

Looks like people are trying to silence him from more or less saying Saunders. Did'nt want to continue and quit.

Why all these shaninigans I am seriously doubting if he did suffer an orbital fracture. He probably just took thumb in the eye got bruised and he panicked. And quit.

Considering the person who diagnosed the Orbital fracture right after the fight was the renowned Medical expert Eddie Hearn. Who also diagnosed a Concussion for AJ after he lost to Andy Ruiz.
 
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Mark Tibbs instagram also got hacked......!

Looks like people are trying to silence him from more or less saying Saunders. Did'nt want to continue and quit.

Why all these shaninigans I am seriously doubting if he did suffer an orbital fracture. He probably just took thumb in the eye got bruised and he panicked. And quit.

Considering the person who diagnosed the Orbital fracture right after the fight was the renowned Medical expert Eddie Hearn. Who also diagnosed a Concussion for AJ after he lost to Andy Ruiz.
I didn't want to be the first to say that maybe the injury isn't as bad as we thought. I had assumed it was a given from the way his eye blackened and swelled up immediately. This situation is odd.
 
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I didn't want to be the first to say that maybe the injury isn't as bad as we thought. I had assumed it was a given from the way his eye blackened and swelled up immediately. This situation is odd.
Furthermore when a fight is unexpectdly stopped it is pretty much the norm to show corner footage and Audio. So viewers know what happened.

That footage and audio was never shown and has somehow disappeared.
 

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Furthermore when a fight is unexpectdly stopped it is pretty much the norm to show corner footage and Audio. So viewers know what happened.

That footage and audio was never shown and has somehow disappeared.
I'm rewatching the fight for the first time right now, first round just ended. How anyone could give Saunders the first round is a mystery. Canelo holds the centre of the ring for the entire round, except for when he wants to come forward, and lands several heavy punches. Saunders barely lands with anything and is backed up constantly. I guess I'll do a longer post when I've watched it all.

And just noticed Canelo literally slowly struts back to his corner, taking it all in lol.
 
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I'm rewatching the fight for the first time right now, first round just ended. How anyone could give Saunders the first round is a mystery. Canelo holds the centre of the ring for the entire round, except for when he wants to come forward, and lands several heavy punches. Saunders barely lands with anything and is backed up constantly. I guess I'll do a longer post when I've watched it all.

And just noticed Canelo literally slowly struts back to his corner, taking it all in lol.
I listened to the BBC Radio Commentary of the fight on the day.
Commentayors had different opinions Joe Gallagher had Saunders well ahead.

When I watched it on youtube. What I saw was Saunders looked slightly busier in some rounds but his punches were mostly missing or canelo was blocking and catching them. Whatever got through was mostly pitty pat.

Amir Khan and Liam Smith put up better fights with Canelo. Then both Callum Smith and Saunders.
 

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Round 2: Saunders comes out looking to take the centre of the ring, throwing stiff jabs. Nothing lands and then Canelo retakes the centre. Saunders lands one or two jabs but he's still on the outside. Commentator (ominously) notes that Canelo has already thrown 2 right upper cuts, both missed. Froch says the difference between their power shots is noticeable, and with headphones on, I can hear the difference. Other commentator then notes Canelo has thrown the counter right upper cut 3 times with power, and missed. Saunders has landed a few punches here and there, but Canelo is throwing hard and landing some, and a straight right visibly backs Saunders up around 2.15. Maybe this round isn't quite as clear cut a round as I originally thought, but Canelo still did the better work and Saunders didn't do much except throw jabs and one solid punch, Canelo 20-18.


Round 3: Again Saunders comes out and looks to take the centre of the ring, but gets slowly backed up by Canelo. Saunders paws away for the first 30 seconds, landing nothing, and Canelo doesn't throw a single punch in that time. Canelo then throws and looks like he catches Saunders body, difficult to tell, but Saunders backs up. Another 20 seconds passes, Saunders still throwing but not landing, Canelo counters with a solid left hook to the body that you can hear land. Canelo starts backing up Saunders to the ropes, and Saunders dances out of it. 1.40 in the round and Saunders has landed nothing at all, Canelo has thrown maybe 5 or 6 punches and landed at least 1 solid body shot. Canelo then throws a hook to the body and a solid hook to the head. Not sure if the body shot landed, but the hook sure did and Saunders shakes his head. Saunders still landing nothing, Canelo lands another solid left hook to the body, and nothing much happens. Summary: Saunders looked busier and landed nothing, Canelo wasn't even throwing for half the round and still backed Saunders up and landed several heavy punched. Clear Canelo round, Canelo 30-27.

Just noticed Ben Davison is on the corner at this point giving Saunders instructions and water, I thought he was supposed to be in the crowd and only jumped in right at the end?

Round 4: Again Saunders come out to take the centre of the ring, and gets backed up. Mannix says he has Canelo up 2-1, I'm not even gonna go there. Canelo looks like he's trying to push Saunders further back onto the ropes, but it settles back into the middle of the ring. Saunders maybe lands one punch after missing 3 or 4, and commentator says its 'a nice scoring sequence' (gtfoh). Canelo then lands 2 or 3 solid punches, but they aren't full on. Canelo throws a body shot, but its unclear if it lands cleanly because of camera angle. Canelo throws a combination and looks like it misses, but it sounds like a body shot lands (again bad camera angle). Saunders again throwing lots but not landing a single punch, Canelo eventually backs him up to the ropes and throws heavy at the body but you can't tell how effective it is because of camera angle. Canelo throws another body shot, it's so quick you can't tell if it lands but looks clean. Canelo throws a big right upper cut but misses. Commentator says its the 4th big one, and then he throws another upper cut which lands. Saunders nods his head to acknowledge it, but it doesn't seem to phase him. Commentators are saying it's a good round for Saunders, but I'm not sure how. He landed pretty much nothing, got backed up constantly, ate several body shots and an upper cut. Canelo 40-36.

Replay shows the Canelo upper cut nearly knocks Saunders' gumshield out.


Round 5: Saunders comes out visibly more aggressive, taking up the centre of the ring, but gets backed up immediately, landing nothing. Saunders pawing away but landing nothing. Canelo throws his first punch after 25 seconds or so, solid body shot that lands. Canelo looking slightly more aggressive, throws several punches which miss, but ends with a landed body shot. Very nice jab and a straight right from Saunders as Canelo puts pressure on him, but Canelo doesn't back up. Canelo again throws a right upper cut, looks like it hits gloves. Saunders throws 2 or 3 punches, the first 2 miss, the 3rd land on Canelo but he's slipping it already. Saunders lands a cheeky punch on the break, but Canelo doesn't look bothered.The rest of the round plays itself out. I originally gave this round to Canelo, but it's fairly even and I can see how people would give it to Saunders because he landed the nice combination and the cheeky break punch, so I'll be generous. Canelo 49-36.

Round 6: Mannix says he has Saunders up by 1 round, I just don't even want to go there. Saunders has landed maybe 5 or 6 effective punches the entire fight and has been constantly backed up. Both fighters come out looking like they want this. Too many punches landed to go through them all. I gave this to Canelo on the night, but it's a 10-10 for me. Canelo 50-46.


Round 7: Saunders comes out swinging, but nothing landing. Canelo doesn't throw anything for 30 seconds, but gets busier. Saunders looks like he hasn't landed anything with 1.30 to go, Canelo landing with a few good shots. Not much going on this round. Froch notes that Canelo doesn't look like he's doing much, and I agree, which is probably why I scored the round to Saunders on the night, but Saunders didn't land anything at all and I can't give the round to him this time round. Canelo 60-55

Round 8: We all know how that went. . .
 

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Just watched an interview with Ben Davison, and he emphatically states that he was giving Saunders all kinds of reasons to pull out of the fight in the corner, but Saunders shaking his head was him saying he wanted to carry on and he would switch to orthodox. Fuck knows what's going on there.
 
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Just watched an interview with Ben Davison, and he emphatically states that he was giving Saunders all kinds of reasons to pull out of the fight in the corner, but Saunders shaking his head was him saying he wanted to carry on and he would switch to orthodox. Fuck knows what's going on there.
Did'nt you already respond to comments above regarding this interview of Ben Davison in post number #563 ? ...you do realise Mark Tibbs twitter video is in refutation of Ben Davisons interview.
 

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Did'nt you already respond to comments above regarding this interview of Ben Davison in post number #563 ? ...you do realise Mark Tibbs twitter video is in refutation of Ben Davisons interview.
I didn't watch that video. I was making the point that I didn't really care because Saunders would have been a shitbag about this if the situation had been reversed.

Then the Tibbs videos started disappearing from official channels, which does pique my interest.
 
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Tibbs clarifying what happened in the corner with a video posted on his personal twitter. Seems to me he really wants to clarify more so who was the boss in the corner that niight, and his statement "Great fighters have done what Billy Joe Saunders has done" (quoted from a twitter reply to the video) sounds more like BJS actually didn't want to go out for round 9. Nothing wrong with that, so why not just say it?

I didn't get any clarification at all on the main question. I already know that Mark Tibbs signalled to the referee that they'd had enough but the question of did he do that against the fighter's wishes or in line with them still remains and he's deliberately not clarifying it, he said twice in that 2 minute video that conversations had between him and BJS will remain private and so I wonder why bother making a video if he's not going to say what was said?