Eubank: Saunders will suffer Canelo KO

Chris Eubank Jr believes his old rival Billy Joe Saunders is in deep against Canelo Alvarez next month.

Back in November 2014, Saunders pipped Eubank by a split decision, but the war of the words has continued ever since. 

Given their propensity for bad-mouthing one another, it will come as no surprise that Eubank has tipped Mexican star Canelo to knock Saunders out in the super-middleweight unification clash at the AT&T Stadium in Texas on May 8.

Eubank, naturally, believes he would prove a better opponent and could beat Canelo should their paths ever cross.

“Saunders is going to get hurt. I’m going to be putting a £10,000 bet on Canelo to knock Saunders out. That’s what I think is going to happen; I think Saunders is going to get knocked out,” Eubank told TalkSport.

“I don’t really feel like Saunders has improved since he last fought me. I think he is the same guy. I am levels and levels above what I was when I first got into the ring with Saunders. I feel like he is the same guy; that guy can’t beat someone like Canelo. Somebody who is going to be successful against Canelo, you have to have a very different mind-set, a very different approach to the average boxer. I don’t think Saunders has what it takes. I have what it takes, I know the way to beat Canelo.

“I’m sure I will get my shot within the next couple of years. But it is a very bad fight for Saunders and, if it happens, he is going to get knocked out.”

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