Paid Members wandshogun09 Posted April 21, 2021 Paid Members Share Posted April 21, 2021 (edited) Right then. This is only 2 and a bit weeks away and it’s too big a fight to be tucked away in the weekly Fight Night thread. There’s an undercard too, although who cares really? Don’t even know if this is up to date but I’ll edit as soon as it changes and when it’s all finalised. But here we go. It’s going down on Cinco de Mayo weekend at the AT&T Stadium in Texas. And there’ll be a crowd. Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders - WBC, WBA, WBO & Ring Magazine Super-Middleweight Titles Elwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama - WBO Light-Flyweight Title Kieron Conway vs Souleymane Cissokho - WBA Intercontinental Super-Welterweight Title Frank Sanchez vs Nagy Aguilera Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Antonio Meza Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs Xavier Wilson Kelvin Davis vs Jan Marsalek That TBA fella’s got a busy night ahead, eh? Not the strongest undercard but it’ll do. I vaguely remember Conway from a Matchroom card, I think? He lost to Ted Cheeseman a couple of years back as well. Heard bits about Keyshawn Davis but he’s only 2-0 as a pro so far. From what I’m reading the pick of the bunch should be Soto vs Takayama but I don’t recall seeing either fight unless I’m forgetting something obvious. Takayama went the distance with Chocolatito way back in 2009 for what it’s worth. Ah whatever. Nobody’s here for the undercard are they? Canelo vs Saunders is the one. A long time coming. It’s been a fight that’s been talked about quite a bit for at least 3 or 4 years now. The earliest time I can remember the talk getting heated was a Saunders interview with IFL in 2017. “I’ll tell you what Canelo is. He’s a little ginger pussy. A little ginger faggot, that’s what he is. I don’t know why Golovkin‘s worried about him.” - Billy Joe Saunders Yep. That’s what BJS said about him at the time. Classy. Talk of them facing off has popped up and fizzled out sporadically over the years since but it never got over the line for one reason or another. Until now. What can you say about Canelo? One of the very best fighters on the planet right now. 55-1-2 record with 37 by knockout. Wins over Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan, Daniel Jacobs, Shane Mosley, Sergey Kovalev, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Liam Smith, Callum Smith, it goes on. All that and he’s still only 30 years old. He’s been busy. The only loss came against Floyd Mayweather back in 2013. It went down as a majority decision win for Floyd because CJ Ross is an idiot or corrupt or both and scored it a draw. But anyone who saw the fight knows it was a clear win for Floyd. That’s the only real blemish on his record. Although the draw against Golovkin was mega tight and I think I might’ve had GGG edging it. Regardless, it’s been a hell of a run. I’ve made no secret on here over the years that I can’t stand Saunders. He’s always come across as an absolute dickhead. Very good boxer but even then I think he’s a tad overrated in some circles. He’s got skills, I’m not denying that. But he’s been talked up as the stuff of Canelo’s nightmares for a while now and I don’t see it. Genuinely think most of the people saying that are just hedging their bets so they can say they ‘told you so’ if he somehow pulls it off. Because aside from the slick performance against David Lemieux in the gif above there, he’s really not been very consistent or looked all that impressive in a lot of his fights. And it’s not like he’s been mixing with the kind of opposition I’ve reeled off from Canelo’s run above. He didn’t look all that in his win over a 38 year old Martin Murray on the verge of retirement last time out. He got buzzed by this ham and egger a couple of fights before that... Shefat Isufi AKA ‘the shithouse in Stevenage’ as d-d-d-dAz called him recently. He had an awful showing in Scotland against that Russian before that as well. Even the Eubank fight, it’s talked about now like he schooled Eubank but he was only good for the first half of it, couldn’t maintain it down the stretch and let Eubank make it close in the second half. Honestly, Lemieux fight aside, when has he looked amazing? But he’s got Canelo pissing the bed every night? Nah. I’ll give Saunders this, he’s got himself in phenomenal shape for this fight. This picture has been doing the rounds today; All well and good and it at least shows he’s been putting the graft in. But in the end I don’t see it working out too well. Don’t get me wrong, I’m interested to see it more than a lot of the other options out there for Canelo at the moment. And the possibility of Saunders getting broken up does appeal to me. But I don’t see Saunders winning or giving Canelo fits like a lot seem to at all. The combination of his lack of power and Canelo having a head and chin like marble make a stoppage win highly unlikely for BJS. His best chance of winning is on points. But that’s going to be tough just because of how good Canelo is for one. Then on top of that, even if you do get the better of Canelo over 12 rounds, good luck getting the decision in Texas on Cinco de Mayo. Not happening. And good. I hope Canelo fucking obliterates the little scrote. **You can watch this live on the DAZN app (or wherever you stream fights, perfectly legally and above board of course). From what I’m reading the main event ring walks are currently expected around 4am.** Yes. No. Edited May 7, 2021 by wandshogun09 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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