Fury sends Hearn a message, supporting Saunders for Canelo clash
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury took to social media on Tuesday to lecture promoter Eddie Hearn for his lack of support for Billy Joe Saunders ahead of his fight against Canelo Alvarez on May 8th.
While Fury lecturing Hearn in his social media post today, Saunders is standing in the background looking weak and helpless. The image of Fury standing up for Saunders looked odd. Saunders looks like he’s already lost the fight with Canelo.
Saunders letting Fury speak for him makes him look weak and utterly ineffectual, like a victim of a crime. Saunders playing the victim is a bad look.
Fury takes issue with the over the great treatment that Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is showing towards North American’s biggest star WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Canelo (55-1-2, 37 KOs), and the lack thereof he’s showing towards WBO belt-holder Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs), who he also promotes.
Canelo is getting the star treatment from Hearn, and rightly so. He IS the star, whereas Saunders is basically the B-side prop in the promotion. Saunders is NOT a big name in the U.S and not even popular in his home country of the UK.
Moreover, Canelo is a heavy favorite with a massive future still ahead of him. In Saunder’s case, he’s essentially a two-time former paper champion about to lose his title. This could be the final time Saunders holds a belt.
The scolding message from Fury suggests that Hearn should be bending over backward to helo Saunders in every possible way in the final weeks before his May 8th unification clash against Canelo on DAZN and Sky Sports at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
For the readers who haven’t been following this dreary saga, Saunders has been bellyaching something fierce about there not being a British judge for the Canelo fight, as if it really matters.
“I think Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn are absolute wankers,” said Tyson Fury on social media. “Look at their f*** webpage; it’s all Canelo, Canelo, Canelo.
“Do you promote Canelo? Frank Warren is worth ten of you, Eddie, you little sausage. He knows how to promote fighters; that’s why he’s a Hall of Fame promoter.
“You lying b****, Eddie,” said Saunders in the background.
It’s hard for Charles Brun to understand why Saunders is making a major production about the lack of a British judge for the Canelo fight. I mean, it’s not as if this fight will be even remotely close.
Even when Saunders was in the prime of his career back in 2014, he’d be over-matched against Canelo. Saunders has always been a light-hitting, show-boating type of fighter.
Saunders’ style inside the ring is nowhere near good enough to beat Canelo by a decision or any of the top guys at 168 like David Benavidez or Caleb Plant.
Canelo said on Monday that he wants Saunders to stop making “excuses” ahead of time and complaining before the fight has even taken place.
Saunders sounds like he’s going to lose a controversial decision, but the reality of the situation is, he’s likely to get blanked on the scorecards by Canelo. That’s how one-sided this fight is. The only guys that have any chance against Canelo at super middleweight are David Benavidez and Caleb Plant.
The rest of the fighters like Saunders are miles apart from Canelo in terms of talent.
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