By Chukwuka Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Eddie Hearn believes Billy Joe Saunders possesses ‘the style’ to end Canelo Alvarez’s long unbeaten run.
The WBO super-middleweight champion is set for a unification fight with Canelo in May, provided the Mexican defeats Avni Yildirim this weekend.
Matchroom Boxing supremo Hearn, believes the 31-year-old southpaw has the skills to hand the hard-hitting Mexican his first defeat in eight years.
‘Billy Joe Saunders for a long time has said he will beat Canelo Alvarez. He has the style to beat him,’ Hearn told Fight Hub TV.
‘I’ll tell you one thing, I think if there’s anyone in the division that will beat or could beat Canelo, it’s Billy Joe Saunders — because he has the style and the movement and he has something different in his head.
‘No fear. He can come out and he boxes and he moves and he flows, you know.
‘Other fighters come out (tense). Same with Yildirim. That’s why this will be a good fight because Yildirim — no fear.