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Callum Smith Questions if Billy Joe Saunders Can Beat Canelo Alvarez

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Canelo Alvarez will clash with Billy Joe Saunders in a WBC, WBA Super, WBO and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight unification blockbuster on May 8, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico).

Alvarez dismantled WBC mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in three rounds at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami last weekend. Next he takes a giant step in his quest to become undisputed by facing the WBO king Saunders at a venue to be announced soon.

Alvarez’s opponent before Yildirim was Callum Smith. Smith recently spoke to Sky Sports regarding the upcoming bout between Saunders and Alvarez, questioning whether Billy Joe could actually beat the undefeated Super-Middleweight Champion.

Callum Smith on Billy Joe Saunders

“Everybody always said me and Billy Joe had styles to trouble him but in completely different ways because we are completely different fighters,” Smith recently told Sky Sports. “Billy Joe has got movement, he’s a southpaw, a bit awkward and can probably stay out of trouble.”

“But I don’t know if he’s got anything to keep Canelo off – enough power” Callum Smith continued. “Canelo is hard to hit clean and I don’t know if Billy Joe has enough to get his respect, and put a dent in him. I see Canelo finding a way. Walking him down, starting to land as the fight goes on. I will always back a Brit but I don’t think anyone beats Canelo.”

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