Eddie Hearn thinks Saunders is a tougher opponent for Canelo than Caleb Plant


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Eddie Hearn

Eddie hearn assured that Billy Joe Saunders is a more dangerous rival for Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez what Caleb Plant.

Billy is a bit rebellious, “said the president of Matchroom in an interview with Fighthype. “He has the ability to flip (the fight) at any time. For me he is a guy who could rise to the occasion and will have to beat the Canelo Alvarez”.

The intention of the Jalisco boxer is to unify the 168-pound division in which he has the belts of the CMB Y AMB, Saunders the one with the OMB Y Plant by FIB.

During the weeks leading up to the contest, Billy joe criticized Eddie for, according to him, having favoritism over Canelo so that at the end of this year I will fight against Plant.

“He (Saunders) has the style, the brain, finesse and is a southpaw ”, added the president of Matchroom. “I’m sure he (Plant) be so fast, skillful and smart. Personally, that’s my opinion ”.

Plant, an American boxer with a 21-0 record, comes from defeating in January 2021 Caleb Truax by unanimous decision, making his fourth successful defense of the IBF 168-pound belt.

Caleb said he does not plan to fight in 2021 and prefers to wait for the Canelo Alvarez. David benavidez has been someone who has raised his hand to fight with Plant.

For its part, Billy joe, also undefeated with a 30-0 record, became world champion by the OMB in May 2019 when he beat Shefat Isufi by unanimous decision.

While Canelo Alvarez he will be looking to stay at 168 pounds and become the unified champion.


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