By: Hans Themistode
Chris Eubank Jr. views a showdown between unified tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and WBO belt holder Billy Joe Saunders as noncompetitive. The 2 are slated to face off on Could eighth, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas on Could eighth.
In line with oddsmakers, Saunders is listed as an extended shot to take the pound-for-pound star down. Within the thoughts of Eubank Jr., the playing world is true. In actual fact, the middleweight contender is so assured in Alvarez pulling off the win in harmful method, that he intends on placing his cash the place his mouth is.
“Saunders goes to get harm,” mentioned Eubank Jr. throughout an interview with Speak Sport. “I’m going to be placing a £10,000 wager on Canelo to knock Saunders out. That’s what I feel goes to occur. I feel Saunders goes to get knocked out.”
Eubank Jr. choosing in opposition to Saunders comes as no shock. The 2 have an extended historical past with each other relationship again to a 2014 break up determination that went within the favor of Saunders. Since then, Eubank Jr. gained eight in a row earlier than one other velocity bump within the highway, this time in opposition to George Groves. At present, Eubank Jr. is on a three-fight win streak and can look to make it 4 in a row when he takes on journeyman Marcus Morrison on Could 1st.
With Saunders in possession of a world title and an undefeated document, he has seemingly earned his shot on the consensus finest fighter on this planet in Alvarez. Nonetheless, even with Saunders holding the higher hand in opposition to Eubank Jr., the middleweight contender doesn’t spend any time fascinated about what occurred prior to now. So far as he’s involved, their first battle occurred one other lifetime in the past.
“I don’t actually really feel like Saunders has improved since he final fought me. I feel he is similar man. I’m ranges and ranges above what I used to be after I first acquired into the ring with Saunders. I really feel like he is similar man; that man can’t beat somebody like Canelo.”
Talking of who can beat Canelo Alvarez, Eubank Jr. believes the reply is evident. In his opinion, the one purpose Alvarez has remained undefeated since his loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2013, is as a result of the Mexican star merely hasn’t confronted him within the ring but.
“Any individual who’s going to achieve success in opposition to Canelo, you need to have a really completely different mindset, a really completely different strategy to the common boxer. I don’t assume Saunders has what it takes. I’ve what it takes, I know how to beat Canelo. I’m positive I’ll get my shot throughout the subsequent couple of years. However it’s a very unhealthy battle for Saunders and, if it occurs, he’s going to get knocked out.”