The fight between Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez vs Billy joe saunders is very even, considered the former super middleweight champion, David Benavidez.
“Honestly, I feel like that fight is 50-50”, confessed the American fighter in an interview with Boxing Scene. “Saunders is another great champion. Respect to Saunders, too. He is a crafty boxer. It will not be easy to reach him and he will Canelo work to achieve it, so anything is possible. It will be a fantastic fight. “
Benavidez will return to the ring on March 13 of this year against Ronald Ellis and, if he wins, he will look for a big fight. David comes off losing the WBC 168-pound belt for failing the weight in his match against Roamer Alexis Angulo. Also, in 2018 he had problems with the police in U.S for possession of cocaine.
Nevertheless, David detailed a few days ago that he will seek to meet first Jermall charlo, then Caleb Plant and later to Saul.
Canelo Alvarez will face next February 27 Avni Yildirim and will defend the 168 pound scepters of the AMB and CMB. In case you win, according to Eddie hearn, will go against Saunders, champion of the OMB, to unify the belts. It is even expected that in his fight against the Turk the duel against the British will be announced.
Saul comes from being crowned world champion in December 2020, in his only fight of the year, after dominating in 12 rounds at Callum smith, who has expressed that he believes that there is no one in the division who can defeat the Mexican.
Billy joe won on December 4, 2020 by unanimous decision to Martin Murray, in his second defense of the scepter of OMB.
“No problems for Canelo”
Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez agreed to immediately defend the belt of the CMB super middle against Avni Yildirim, when he signed the fight against Callum Smith.
David Benavidez He talked about what he expects from that pre-fight match Canelo vs Saunders.
“I think Canelo will not have problems with himYildirim) ”, He pointed Benavidez. “But at the end of the day we are fighters and I don’t know what he’s going through or what his motivation is. Anything can happen but I feel like Canelo you will overcome it very easy. I hope that Canelo go for Yildirim”.