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

Saunders vs. Canelo Winner and How?


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Well Saunders latest posts have caused a stir on social media.
He went hard on Barry Mcguigan for taking part in Documentary about the Irish mobster Daniel Kinahan.

In between his attacks on Mcguigan he posted a meme #PostYourDaughter Challenge. Making it seem as if he was mocking the death of Mccguigans daughter from Cancer.

Saunders has denied thats what he meant. Some people not buying his denials.
 
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Only BJS will know if it was a pop at Barry if so its sick. I find it a bit weird though posting an image of rat yep that's Billy. Then post daughter challenge I dont think BJS is that clever do you ? Especially to have the whats app msg as back up to say it wasn't meant that way.

What I find even more concerning is posting pics of daughters online especially if you are in the public eye.
 

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What I find even more concerning is posting pics of daughters online especially if you are in the public eye.
Yep.

Once you go down that slippery slope it's no good complaining about the consequences. I'm not saying you shouldn't do it, everyone seems to these days, but just remember it's the internet ie the wild west, so be thick skinned or don't play.

As for Billy Joe well he's Marmite, you either love him or hate him with no in between. Me I can take him or leave him.
 
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Only BJS will know if it was a pop at Barry if so its sick. I find it a bit weird though posting an image of rat yep that's Billy. Then post daughter challenge I dont think BJS is that clever do you ? Especially to have the whats app msg as back up to say it wasn't meant that way.

What I find even more concerning is posting pics of daughters online especially if you are in the public eye.
I think Billy is very clever..! He is not an Ohara Davies or an Adrien Broner.

But like you said only he truly he knows. If thats what he meant. Perhaps people are reading too much into it. Cuz it is Billy and he has a track record.
 
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This ones quite funny, BJ had his lawyer posting on his behalf pretending to be him. The journalist called him out suddenly the Lawyer pops up.

Anyways both BJ and the Lawyer got trolled in the comments. Lol.
 
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no doubting, Saunders is a nasty piece of work.
Hopefully Canelo finishes him and we never have to hear from him again...
 

ant-man

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no doubting, Saunders is a nasty piece of work.
Hopefully Canelo finishes him and we never have to hear from him again...
Canelo couldn't get Callum Smith outta there (and he really tried) and BJS has far better footwork than him. Decision for Canelo I reckon.
 

Bob Weaver

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Good fight, but not as good as it could have been. BJS has regressed while Canelo has evolved like some Dragon Ball Z character.


BJS would need to have the fight of his life to win. Even then he would get jobbed on the cards anyway, because he can't stop him.

I used to think he had a shot, but I can actually see Canelo stopping him late.
 
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Can't say I know much about Saunders, but I have seen Canelo fight many times and as long as he keeps racking up impressive wins across a pretty wide weight range, I'll just stick with him winning, and probably doing so quite easily.

Canelo has great defensive head and body movement to avoid so much coming his way from opponents and has quick enough hands with plenty of power in his punches to keep opponents at bay and on the back foot most of the fights I've seen him in. They keep putting opponents in front of him and he keeps winning.
 

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Can't say I know much about Saunders, but I have seen Canelo fight many times and as long as he keeps racking up impressive wins across a pretty wide weight range, I'll just stick with him winning, and probably doing so quite easily.

Canelo has great defensive head and body movement to avoid so much coming his way from opponents and has quick enough hands with plenty of power in his punches to keep opponents at bay and on the back foot most of the fights I've seen him in. They keep putting opponents in front of him and he keeps winning.
He does keep winning since his controversial wins/losses vs Lara and GGG but his opponents have been awful though. The only one that came to win was Daniel Jacobs. The rest ''fought'' like they all took too much xanax before the fight.
 
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He does keep winning since his controversial wins/losses vs Lara and GGG but his opponents have been awful though. The only one that came to win was Daniel Jacobs. The rest ''fought'' like they all took too much xanax before the fight.

I hear what you are saying, but it could also be because he is so dominant in the ring that opponents are stumped as to how to handle what's coming at them. I liken him at this point in his career to Mike Tyson brimming with confidence and often having opponents beat before they step foot in the ring.

Like Tyson once said, "Everybody has a plan until they're hit in the mouth."


ETA: The only opponent Canelo has lost to is Mayweather. No matter how you see the Lara and GGG fight, they are still on his record as a draw against GGG and a SD against Lara. We all know fighters get the occasional nod but I don't think either of the two mentioned are blatantly bad.

I saw the 2nd GGG fight as a clear win for Canelo and I understood a draw in their first meeting. I guarantee Canelo will beat GGG if they meet again and it won't be close.
 
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REDC

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Canelo couldn't get Callum Smith outta there (and he really tried) and BJS has far better footwork than him. Decision for Canelo I reckon.
He couldn't get Callum out of there because he's huge. He probably outweighed Canelo. He's going to outweigh BJS by 10/15lbs I reckon so it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he TKO's him.
 

Bob Weaver

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He couldn't get Callum out of there because he's huge. He probably outweighed Canelo. He's going to outweigh BJS by 10/15lbs I reckon so it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he TKO's him.
I would also say that Smith is generally fit, and just tried to survive from early in the fight

BJS is prone to tiring in fights, and he will try to win. Both leave him more open to getting stopped late on.

He's a tough fighter and a good boxer though, so I wouldn't bet on it.