Saunders unhappy with Hearn planning Canelo vs. Plant

Billy Joe Saunders is steaming mad at his promoter Eddie Hearn already planning for a fight between Canelo Alvarez and IBF 168-lb champion Caleb Plant for September. The only way the Canelo-Plant fight happens is if the Mexican star beats Saunders on the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend on May 8th.

WBO super middleweight champion Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) is fighting WBA/WBC champ Canelo  (55-1-2, 37 KOs) in less than three weeks from now on May 8th on DAZN at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

It makes sense for Billy Joe not to be overjoyed at hearing about Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn already negotiating the site venue for Canelo’s unification match against IBF 168-lb champion Caleb Plant.

Saunders upset with Hearn’s planning

From Hearn’s side, you can perfectly understand why he would want to be planning for the Canelo vs. Plant fight.

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Right now, Canelo is like an unstoppable train, seemingly unbeatable, and a huge favorite to defeat the slower, weaker Saunders on May 8th.

While Saunders does have great boxing skills, his punching power is nothing special, and his resume woeful.

The guys that Saunders has beaten to make himself a two-division world champion weren’t anything special.

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Billy Joe beat Andy Lee by a close 12 round majority decision in 2015 to become the WBO 160-lb champion.

In 2019, Saunders became a two-division world champion by beating obscure German-based super middleweight Shefat Isufi by a 12 round decision to win the vacant WBO 168-lb title.

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“I’m a bit disappointed because he’s already planning venues for the Caleb Plant fight, you know. It’s one of them,” said Saunders to iFL TV about Hearn.

“People can say what they want, and you know, you got this shot. And people look at… f*** the money. F*** everything. I’m here to win.”

Saunders is failing to realize that Canelo is big business for Matchroom and boxing, so, of course, he’s going to be given the red carpet treatment by Hearn.

It would be crazy for Hearn not to be bending over backward to set up the Plant fight ahead of time.

Even if the Canelo vs. Saunders fight were viewed as a 50-50 toss-up match, it would be wise for Hearn to be looking to find a venue ahead of time for the Canelo-Plant fight in September. Canelo is too important for Hearn not to make that move.

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With Canelo, the huge favorite to trounce Saunders, it’s a no-brainer for Hearn to be doing the painstaking work of finding a site for the Alvarez vs. Plant fight.

It takes ages to find a venue for the mega-fights, as we’re seeing with the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury heavyweight clash.

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“I did this deal on the basis of an English judge, American judge, and a Mexican judge,” said Saunders.

“Then when he come here the other day, it was no, the English judge… now no English officials allowed.”

It probably won’t matter that there won’t be an English judge for the Canelo-Saunders fight because this will likely be a pure mismatch from start to the bitter finish.

Saunders has no punching power whatsoever, and he’s going to be getting lit up all night by Canelo.

Even if it does go to the scorecard, it’ll be the academic who the winner is. But it’s unlikely to go the full 12. Saunders has no chance, and he’s starting to look old.

It’s been six years since Saunders last fought a good opponent in his fight against Andy Lee, and he barely won that fight.

The age and the weak opposition that Saunders has been dining on for the last six years will result in him getting slaughtered by Canelo.

In the end, the crying that Saunders is doing now about the absence of a British judge and Hearn already planning for the Canelo vs. Plant fight will be meaningless.


35 thoughts on “Saunders unhappy with Hearn planning Canelo vs. Plant”

  1. Can no balls easy pickens for boo boo most avoided middleweight of all time… And to all no balls alvarez boo. Is to classy for mr. Easy pickens !

  2. Canelo will knock him out the end of the 5th or the beginning of the 6th and that’s because he wants to give the fans what they paid for he’ll have him figured out by then

  3. I’ll be amazed if Billy Joke Saunders even turns up, come 8th May. Dodged ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade twice (first making stupid videos, then when that didn’t get him banned, reaching for the cold medicine), sounds here like he’s looking for a way out of facing Canelo.

  4. Another fight with GGG? No please! Soooo boring. Almighty GGG couldn’t knock Alvarez in twenty four rounds. All mighty Mayweather did not sleep Canelo when Canelo was only twenty three years old. Canelo learned a lot from the one loss he had with pretty Mayweather. Alvarez is a mean unstoppable bull now. Nobody can beat Canelo! Canelo sleeps Saunders. The end.

    • Canelo 29 Years old fought an old 37 year old golovkin and in 24 rounds he couldn’t knock out an old 37 year old. If he couldn’t beat an old gokovkin, imagine what golovkin would have done to canelo when golovkin was at his prime? But it didn’t happen because canelo ducked golovkin for years and only accepted once he knew golovkin was old

  5. Sounders and plant have no chance with canelo right now the experience and power,chin ,defense of canelo is just to much for this guys period!!

    • Opinions are one thing, but sometimes you just have to whip a person a__ just to move on with no bad blood.

    • Yes everyone does want the money man Floyd Mayweather. No one watches Canelo fight but Mexicans, that’s why his numbers are so poor. Without his fight with Floyd Mayweather, Canelo’s biggest numbers would be 1.3 million against GGG. Fake boxer Jake Paul just brought in 1.5 million. Stop letting the racist boxing media fool you. Mexicans can’t sell fights without Floyd. No one knows Canelo but hardcore fans & Mexicans. Wake up.

  6. Ain’t No One Gonna Beat Canelo at His Weight…. He’ll unify That Division…. Then Move On….

    • David benavidez, bivol, beterbiev, zurdo Ramírez, charlo, those 5 guys can give canelo a good fight. But canelo prefers easier fights

    • Saunders will make 10 million fighting canelo. That’s more money in 1 night than he made in his entire career. He can retire rich. That’s why they all want to fight canelo. Even losing you make a fortune

  7. Why this fight anyways? I watched the Saunders. – Eubanks fight video yesterday and it should have at least been a draw. Saunders was outa gas by the 6th round. I think he is in for a beating by Alvarez but Saunders may not feel the pain cause he may be asleep by the 3rd round!!!

  8. They only way Saunders is going to secure a win is by knocking Canelo out. Saunders will never get a decision win over Canelo. Hearn planning a fight with Canelo against Plant should open Saunders and all boxing fans eyes on how the judges in boxing are paid by promoters on who’s going to win. Especially if Adalaide Byrd is going to be one of the judges who has been banned from judging before because of how she scored a fight in Canelo’s favor.

    • You must be smokin some of the really good stuff.
      Who’s your supplier?
      I’d like some of that Whacky Tobbacky also.

    • No way whatsoever does he get any type of win against Canelo the brit is extremely weak and overrated

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