Canelo Alvarez is seeking to unify all the belts in the super middleweight division. He could take a step closer to that goal if he beats British champion Billy Joe Saunders, who currently holds the WBO super middleweight belt. Will Alvarez take Saunders’ title? Or will Saunders leave America with three super middleweight belts? Let’s check out which fighter the experts have picked to win on May 8 in Texas.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders WBA/WBC/WBO Super Middleweight Title Bout on May 8 2021
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
When: Saturday, May 8, 2021, 11:00 PM ET
Tyson Fury, current WBC Heavyweight Champion
|Billy Joe Saunders
WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury does not care if Saunders is a huge underdog to win on May 8 against Alvarez. For Fury, his countryman will shock the world in Texas by defeating the Mexican. In an appearance in Behind The Gloves, Fury gave the bold prediction that Saunders is going to give Alvarez a “boxing lesson.”
“That’s what I’m here to see and that’s what I think will happen. I think everyone raves on about Canelo and how good he is and how he’s such a great guy but I just think every time Billy Joe steps into the pressure cooker he delivers, much like myself.”
Saunders owns a 30-0-0 record with 14 wins via knockout and is the current WBO super middleweight champion. He last fought in December 2020, scoring a unanimous decision win over Martin Murray at Wembley Arena.
Mike Tyson, former Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson. Know him? The former baddest man on the planet thinks that Saunders will be easy work for Canelo, whom the former heavyweight champion is picking to win inside the first six minutes of the fight. Tyson told Elie Seckbach. Tyson sees Saunders running away from the power of Alvarez, but will ultimately fall victim to the 30-year-old warrior from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
David Haye, former Boxing Champion
Unlike Tyson Fury, Haye doesn’t have a patriotic pick for this fight, instead choosing Alvarez to win the fight. Hayes, however, sees Saunders giving Alvarez some trouble because of his “awkward southpaw style,” but in the end, he’s going for Canelo, whom he even compared to Roy Jones Jr.
TopBet News Editor | Ryan Simpson
|Ryan Simpson, News Editor
Ryan Simpson of TopBet is not going to try to be cute with his prediction. He is going for Alvarez simply because of his experience and talent that’s clearly a whole level above Saunders’. Alvarez’s combination of power and counterpunching will be too much for Saunders, who might have to run around the ring all night long just to survive 12 rounds.
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