Roy Jones Jr believes Billy Joe Saunders has a ‘actually good probability’ of springing an upset towards Canelo Alvarez of their world super-middleweight title unification showdown this Saturday night time.
The Brit heads into the combat of his life towards pound-for-pound star Canelo as an enormous underdog, however former multi-weight world champion Jones Jr believes he has the fashion to win and has in contrast his ring expertise to Floyd Mayweather.
Canelo, whose solely ever defeat got here towards Mayweather, has traditionally struggled towards southpaws who field and transfer like Saunders, however remains to be anticipated to win on Saturday earlier than happening to combat IBF champion Caleb Plant for the undisputed championship.
Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders collide in a blockbuster combat this Saturday night time
The Mexican places his WBC and WBA titles on the road whereas Saunders’ WBO can be up for grabs
The Mexican sensation comes into the conflict because the extra lively fighter, having fought 3 times within the final 5 months in comparison with Saunders’ two fights in three years.
Jones Jr, who’s now coaching Saunders’ rival Chris Eubank Jr, mentioned Britian’s WBO champion has the capabilities to make it an ungainly night time for Canelo however admitted he may get ‘blown away’ if ring rust transpires to be an issue.
‘I give Billy Joe a very good probability,’ Jones advised iFL TV when requested for his combat prediction.
‘The reason is is as a result of if you consider Canelo Alvarez, the hardest two fights he is had in his profession to me have been Floyd Mayweather Jr, who’s a pure boxer, and a southpaw by the title of Erislandy Lara, who was a boxer too.
Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr believes Saunders has the capabilities to trigger Canelo issues
He even in contrast Saunders’ ring expertise to Floyd Mayweather, the one man to defeat Canelo
‘So if you consider these two guys… who’s Billy Joe intently associated to within the boxing ring? These two guys. He is a boxer, he is southpaw, and he can punch, however he thinks boxing first, very similar to Tyson Fury.
‘Once you acquired a man like that, the one downside Billy Joe’s going to have is, can he final lengthy sufficient early to get to these late rounds with out sustaining any accidents, cuts, headbutts, something.
‘He has to determine how you can make up for that ring rust earlier than he will get in there, as a result of if he can get into the combat straight away, he has an excellent probability of profitable it.
‘If he would not get into the combat straight away, then he’ll get blown away, however he is a really sensible man, he is a boxer, he is a sensible boxer. With that being mentioned, he ought to have an opportunity on this combat.’
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