Canelo Alvarez to take on Billy Joe Saunders

After blasting away Avni Yildirim in 3 rounds on Feb 27th, Canelo Alvarez has set up the much anticipated unification fight with WBO Super-middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders in May. 

This fight already has critics and pundits talking, with the undefeated English star touted by some to be the man who beats the seemingly impenetrable Mexican multi weight world champion. 

Saunders, known for his slick, southpaw style has led some to predict he could give Alvarez all sorts of problems, with his boxing brain and sharpness some of his key assets. 

However, Canelo, with only one loss on his record in 58 fights, and his ability to move up and down weight divisions, beating and often knocking out opposition, is arguably the pound for pound best fighter in the world. In his early career he was formidable but in some areas lacking, these weaknesses appeared to have been ironed out as he successfully combines very intelligent boxing, excellent head movement, tremendous power and punch variety. 

So far, 6 British fighters have come up against the starfighter, all have come up short with only 2 lasting the distance. Its hard to imagine that Saunders will be able to outflank Alvarez, whose known to have taken apart fighters of all styles, including slick southpaws. 

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