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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