Mike Tyson completely writes off Billy Joe Saunders’ chances against Canelo Alvarez, while boxing legend insists’ he’s knocked out now, he’s already knocked out ‘
- Legend Mike Tyson has written off Billy Joe Saunders against Canelo Alvarez
- The two middleweight champions will take to the ring on May 8 at AT&T Stadium
- Tyson is confident that the Briton will lose Saunders to Alvarez by knockout
Boxing icon Mike Tyson has written off all chances that Billy Joe Saunders would cause a massive shock against Canelo Alvarez.
The two middleweight champions will enter the ring on May 8, with Alvarez claiming to end the Brit’s unbeaten professional record.
Saunders is the underdog for the game to be held at AT&T Stadium, with bookies praising him 4/1 to beat the Mexican.
Boxing icon Mike Tyson (left) has written off Billy Joe Saunders (right) against Canelo Alvarez
Mexican Alvarez is thought to want to end the Brit’s unbeaten professional record
And speaking ahead of the fight on his Hotboxin ‘podcast, Tyson was quick to spot Saunders’ outside chances of an upset.
He said, “He’s now unconscious, he’s already unconscious, I swear, he’s unconscious.”
WBO Super Middleweight Champion Saunders faces the toughest test of his career against Alvarez – who has lost just one of his 58 fights.
His only loss fell to the legendary Floyd Mayweather in 2013, but he’s still held the belt in four different weight divisions.
Not everyone supports the 30-year-old Mexican in the headline bout, with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury backing his friend and training partner.
Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (left) supports his friend and training partner Saunders
“Billy Joe Saunders is 100% mentally in the right place,” he wrote on his Instagram
‘He knows what to do and he will do it, he will rise [to the to] and claim greatness.
‘I have been written off many times in the past and have always gotten through.
‘WE are cut from the same fabric, the same animal race.
‘Canelo has fought them all, but never a fighting gypsy, we are a different race from anything he has encountered before.
#YES HE WILL. World domination with the help of God. ‘