Billy Joe Saunders making excuses already not sounding confident

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Olu G. Rotimi, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 29, 2007
    BJS is making excuses about the judges, not having an English judge, the result being fixed, Eddie Hearn arranging Canelo vs Plant in September etc. In his heart he knows Canelo is better than him. He admits Canelo is pound for pound the best. When you go into a contest like this as the underdog your job is to go in there to rip the title away from the champion like my guy the magnificent Lloyd Honeyghan did to my hero the great Don Curry. He did not ***** about the judges, rather he bet big thousands on himself told Curry he was going to break his face etc and he did.

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  2. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    Given the track record of dubious officiating in Canelo fights, Saunders has reason to be angry.
  3. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    These are the same things Fury said leading up to the Klitschko fight. Just a gypsie calling it like he sees it.
  4. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    lol, hes complaining that first there were to be no fans and now its 70k. guy dont even know what to be bothered about anymore. im starting to see him quitting.
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  5. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    This has been his strategy since the fight was signed. He's been banging the drum on his worries about the judging, sounding like a lot of posters on this forum suggesting that Canelo has been the beneficiary of some favorable decisions in the past. At the same time, he has claimed that he's a big fan of Canelo and even has refered to Canelo as his idol.

    So this is an interesting approach, essentially going from one extreme to the other. There's a lot of reverse-psychology going on here. He's setting the table for what he worries about most in an overt way, hedged with over-the-top praise and fandom of Canelo to cover both sides of the coin. It's definitely a unique approach, and we wouldn't expect anything less from Saunders. We knew this would be unlike any other opponent Canelo has faced, and that's a good thing. How this tactic will play itself out remains to be seen, but Saunders is bringing something completely different to the table than we have ever seen before.
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  6. kiwi_boxer

    kiwi_boxer "Who cares what's corrupt." - Shadow111 / IsaL Full Member

    Aug 25, 2013
  7. Bubba

    Bubba it's inevitable: DAZN PPVs! Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Saunders isn't complaining.
    He is just confrming the pre-filled scorecards.
    Nothing to see here. Move along.
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  8. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    No excuses whatsoever, he's merely stating facts.
  9. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    According to Cj it was Oscar
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  10. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    It won't go to the cards.

    Saunders isn't going to jab and hold for 12 rounds and cop a decision in front of 70,000 Mexicans in Texas.

    This is like the Chavez-Haugen matchup. These guys are on very different levels.

    And if Saunders' kid takes a swing at Canelo, he'll get his head caved in, too. (LOL) Saunders isn't fighting Willie Monroe.

    Canelo is going to take him apart.
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  11. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    I find this comment interesting in describing Mayweather Canelo.

    "Mayweather dominated from bell one to bell twelve. He scored with clean, accurate shots and allowed virtually nothing to land in return—forget the bogus punch stats."

    Forget the bogus punch stats? Well, those power punches landed were pretty darn close for a fight that Mayweather supposedly dominated bell one to bell twelve. He couldn't have been referring to the jab numbers, of course not.

    Oddly neither of the other two judges had it anywhere near a "bell one to bell twelve" domination. So we have pretty much every metric available that goes against what he's saying. Forget about the bogus punch stats, forget about the other two judges scores, hell forget about everything that happened in the fight and lets just call it a bell one to bell twelve Mayweather domination. Mayweather allowed virtually nothing to land in return according to this dude, but yet the punch stats suggest otherwise. The highlights suggest otherwise. But everything that really happened, that all had to be bogus because it was all so different than the Mayweather bell one to bell twelve domination.
  12. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    He's not going to jab and hold, he's going to jab and use his foot speed to keep his distance, use awkward angles to land then back away. It might look a lot like the early rounds of Amir Khan vs Canelo. And the difference between Amir Khan and Saunders is that Saunders is bigger than Khan, more awkward than Khan and isn't chinny. If Khan could win many of the early rounds vs Canelo, then why can't Saunders? Yeah I mean I know a lot of people are predicting Canelo to pick him apart, but I think you are underestimating Saunders.

    He is very capable of avoiding the kind of big shots that others have ran into vs Canelo. I think it will be very likely to go the distance. I just do not think that Saunders will allow himself to be caught with big shots. He has the foot speed to keep his distance and land from the outside. It could be very low output. I do not expect Saunders to engage in a fire fight, he's going to use his skills, keep his distance and try to win rounds by hitting and not getting hit.
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  13. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    This fight reminds me of Cotto vs Quintana
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  14. Baldarse

    Baldarse New Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2019
    His refer to the crowd numbers was to do with the purse, was given less money on the assumption that no fans would be present
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  15. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Amir Khan? LOL That fight was six years ago. And Canelo nearly killed him, regardless.

    Alvarez is a grown man now. In his physical prime. Destroying large people. Saunders is pecking and poking. Holding. Trying to 'outcute' opponents.

    Wrong time. Definitely the wrong place. Wrong opponent. Saunders is in for a terrible beating, if he doesn't quit before it's completely handed out.

    Nobody needs to concern themselves with judging. This is going to be a big Cinco de Mayo party and Saunders is the pinata.