December 7, 2022

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Billy Joe Saunders taunts rival Canelo Alvarez as pair finally go face-to-face

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Billy Joe Saunders finally went face-to-face with his opponent Canelo Alvarez ahead of their super-fight in Texas this weekend, after a furious row over the size of the ring was finally settled.

Saunders is all set for the biggest bout of his career, a super-middleweight unification megafight in front of 70,000 fans at the AT&T Stadium, but it looked at one point as though it may not go ahead for a bizarre reason.

The Englishman and his camp had taken exception to the 18-foot ring chosen for the fight, demanding it was enlarged to 24-foot. It has now been confirmed that the argument has been resolved, although it is as yet unclear how much bigger the ring will be than the initial 18-foot.

Canelo Alvarez (left) and Billy Joe Saunders (right) finally went face-to-face on Wednesday

Canelo Alvarez (left) and Billy Joe Saunders (right) finally went face-to-face on Wednesday

Canelo Alvarez (left) and Billy Joe Saunders (right) finally went face-to-face on Wednesday

Saunders taunted his Mexican opponent ahead of the fight, which had seemed in doubt

Saunders taunted his Mexican opponent ahead of the fight, which had seemed in doubt

Saunders taunted his Mexican opponent ahead of the fight, which had seemed in doubt

Canelo remained unfazed by the volley of words thrown his way by the Englishman

Canelo remained unfazed by the volley of words thrown his way by the Englishman

Canelo remained unfazed by the volley of words thrown his way by the Englishman

The row meant that the pair missed their initial face-off, with Saunders threatening to pull out of the fight, but they did finally stand head-to-head on Wednesday, just three days ahead of the big night.

With Eddie Hearn between them, the pair exchanged words despite the language barrier, with Saunders telling Canelo: ‘The gypsies are here.’

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Saunders then asks his opponent: ‘You had loads of beef? The Mexican beef? You like that beef? You love the beef? Juicy beef?

Canelo is the huge favourite to win the unification bout in front of 70,000 fans in Texas

Canelo is the huge favourite to win the unification bout in front of 70,000 fans in Texas

Canelo is the huge favourite to win the unification bout in front of 70,000 fans in Texas 

Saunders (right) is undefeated but will find himself up against his toughest opponent to date

Saunders (right) is undefeated but will find himself up against his toughest opponent to date

Saunders (right) is undefeated but will find himself up against his toughest opponent to date

‘You’ve never been in the ring with someone like me. Walk away, you walk away…’

Remaining unfazed by the torrent of words flying his way, Canelo responds simply by saying ‘yeah, yeah, yeah’ before the pair are split up.

The Mexican is the huge favourite to win the bout in Texas, with fellow British fighter Chris Eubank Jnr even placing a £10,000 bet on Canelo knocking out Saunders. 

 Watch Canelo vs Billy Joe Saunders live on DAZN for £1.99 

Chris Eubank Jr has delivered on his promise to bet big on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez

Chris Eubank Jr has delivered on his promise to bet big on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez

The £10,000 bet stake was uploaded to Instagram

The £10,000 bet stake was uploaded to Instagram

Chris Eubank Jr has delivered on his promise to bet big on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, staking £10,000 on the Mexican to win by knockout

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