WBO Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrejd (29-0, 18 KOs) strongly doubts that Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) will be able to defeat Mexican boxing superstar Saul Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs ).
“May the best win,” Andrejd said in an interview with BoxingScene.com. “Canelo has demonstrated that he has some power at 168lbs. And in this fight he will try to be a little more agile and mobile. Whereas Saunders looked like shit in his last fight with Martin Murray. There was nothing he could do. He didn’t dominate the ring as many expected, given that Martin Murray hadn’t entered the ring in years, if he does the same against Canelo, I think Canelo will beat him.
You see, I just don’t think that Billy Joe has the necessary energy to keep Canelo out of his way, who is doing very well with the likes of Billy Joe, skillfully cutting off the ring space for them. Even if you take this fight with Martin Murray, Saunders was sluggish in the later rounds. Yes, he showed a good performance. He managed to find his own rhythm. But you’re talking to James Brown here. Do you understand what I mean? This is a very big difference. Are you getting it? “