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Canelo wants Saunders to stop making excuses

Billy Joe Saunders Canelo Alvarez

By Jeff Aronow: Canelo Alvarez doesn’t want to hear Billy Joe Saunders revealing his loser mentality by complaining about the judges and making excuses ahead of time before their May 8th fight at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas,

WBO super middleweight champion Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) has been complaining lately about the absence of a British judge among the three that will be working the fight on May 8th.

Saunders, 31, believed that one of the judges was going to be from the UK, but that’s not going to be the case. His own promoter Eddie Hearn already pointed out that none of the judges will be from the UK, and there was never going to be one.

Hearn also promotes Canelo, so it’s a situation where he’s caught in the middle. Canelo doesn’t want to hear Billy Joe complaining because it’s on a case of him revealing that he’s trying to soften the blow for when he does lose by coming up with different excuses.

Canelo wants Saunders to stop with the excuses

One of the excuses may stick in the minds of the impressionable fans, particularly ones that felt that Canelo got favorable scoring in some of his past fights.

Billy Joe Saunders Canelo Alvarez

“Losers always make excuses, and always ahead of time,” said Canelo to ESPN Deportes in reacting to the complaining Saunders has been doing about the judges.

Saunders has been sounding like he’s already lost the fight before the first punch, and it’s disappointing. One gets the sense that even if Saunders is knocked out, he’s still going to believe the worst.

Canelo obviously is going to be looking to take the judges out of play so that he doesn’t have to listen to Saunders start with the conspiracy theories afterward.

There wouldn’t be a problem if Canelo wasn’t so dialed into

“I’m ready for any style if you want to go out and move, get off if you want to go out and do whatever you want, I am ready for that,” said Canelo about Saunders.

“I am aware that it is going to be a difficult fight, because of the left-handedness, because of the style that he has, but it is a question of having patience,” said Canelo.

If Canelo didn’t insist on trying to unify the super middleweight division, he could have ignored Saunders for the remainder of his career without having to hear him come up with excuses.

But by choosing to try and become the undisputed 168-lb champion, Canelo put himself in the position where he would need to fight Billy Joe.

Canelo says Mayweather would be 50-50 fight today

“You have to be patient, they are fighters with whom you have to be patient, at that time (against Mayweather) I did not have the experience of today,” said Canelo.

Billy Joe Saunders Canelo Alvarez

“I have the experience of being patient, looking for the moment, winning round by round, without needing to despair and want to knock out, I think it’s totally different.

“I think it would be a 50/50, it would be a more even fight, I would not try to want to rip his head off,” said Canelo about Mayweather.

As big as Canelo is today, there’s no way that Floyd Mayweather Jr would fight him. When Mayweather was fighting at the end of his career, he most at home at 147.

Even in that weight class, he didn’t have a lot of punching power because he’d started his career at 130 [super featherweight]. Canelo fights at 168, which is three divisions above Mayweather’s weight class.

If Canelo is talking about a fight between him and a prime Mayweather, it couldn’t happen at 168. It would be like Canelo going up three divisions to fight at Bridgerweight against guys much bigger than him.

Mayweather wouldn’t agree to come up to 168 to fight Canelo, and he shouldn’t have to. Weight divisions are there for a reason, so it’s too late for Canelo to dream of how he could have done against Mayweather if they were to fight now.


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