Billy Joe Saunders Still Hopeful He’ll Face ‘Ginger B*llcoks’ Canelo Next

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Super-middleweight titleholder Billy Joe Saunders remains determined to fight and beat pound-for-pound superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. The unbeaten Englishman was supposed to fight ‘Canelo’ on May 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, the fight was never announced and it was instead shelved due to the ongoing global pandemic. Once boxing events resume ‘BJS’ is hoping his fight against the biggest star in the sport can be remade as it’s a fight the two-weight world champion is confident of winning.

“I know I can beat Canelo. I’ve never been beat and believe I’ll end up unbeaten,” Saunders insisted on Instagram Live. “The next thing I want to do is go out there and beat the invincible man. Canelo Alvarez, he’s the big one they’re going on about. That’s the one I want because to be the best, you have to beat the best.

“When I was coming through the rankings, I beat John Ryder when he still had his “0”, when he didn’t know what losing was. People need to look back. I beat Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan. My boxing alone and the pedigree I’ve got from being a young amateur, it will take a lot to untangle me. So, why wouldn’t I want to fight the best? That’s what I’m gonna do.”

Saunders says it’s only fair he gets the next shot at ‘Canelo’ because all of the other contenders have already lost to the Mexican.

“Golovkin, he’s been beat by Alvarez. If they said to me, ‘You’re going to fight Golovkin or Alvarez,’ I’ll choose Alvarez,” insists Saunders. “Those are the two fights I want, though. All these other big names, these big superstars, Danny Jacobs and other big fighters at the weight, they had their chance. They’ve all been beat.

“Let me have a chance. If I get beat, I get beat. I’m the fairest man in the world. If I get beat by someone who’s better than me, I can only shake their hand. But my main goal is to get ‘Ginger B*llocks’ in the ring and see what I can do.” (Transcribed by Boxing Scene)

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