Prime Billy Joe Saunders schools Clenelo

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by xnico, Jun 10, 2021 at 2:39 PM.

  1. JSpizz

    JSpizz Jay S. Full Member

    Jan 8, 2021
    You will never get an answer to that question..

    People just wanna hate.
    Canelo could fight all these guys he's "ducking" and guys like this are always gonna have some excuse.

    Too scared to put his own p4p guy up. cus he knows, Canelo, for better or worse, is top guy in the sport today. Any other pick makes you look foolish.
  2. Roughhouse

    Roughhouse Member Full Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    I understand wanting "your guy" to have won and hate "the other guy", but can we at least keep it within the realm of reality.?

    There was never a moment in that fight that Saunders looked like anything other than an eventual KO victim and I don't even like Canelo. I didn't have Saunders winning a ten second block, nevertheless a complete round.
  3. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    Faster feet, more awkward, more elusive, more committed to boxing full time.
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  4. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Canelo would have beat him worse at 160.
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  5. piprules

    piprules Active Member Full Member

    May 11, 2019
    Nope, he doesn’t have the heart for a tough fight. All this gypsy toughness is just nonsense. He had a chance and quit when it got hard. Canelo beats him all day at any weight.
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  6. Snails

    Snails New Member Full Member

    May 26, 2021
    Not a chance. I'm not a huge fan of Clenelo but he would beat any version of BJS, no doubt about it.
  7. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Absolutely no chance.

    BJS was gassing horribly when beating Eubank Jr at 160. He didn’t have the tank to see out 12 rounds against a Canelo or GGG level opponent, without being mowed down/broken down in mid to late rounds.

    There are IFL interviews of him admitting he didn’t stand a chance against GGG from 3 years ago. BJS knew his level and he knew he wasn’t elite.
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  8. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I think Saunders at 160 "could" beat Canelo but I'd still favour Alvarez. Saunders just doesn't have the firepower imho.
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  9. hobby rider

    hobby rider Member Full Member

    Aug 4, 2020
    Funny how the “Lemieux version” looks good when fighting Lemieux. Surely BJS would bring the “Lemieux version” of himself to the biggest fight of his life and in his prime.

    Or maybe the “Lemieux Version” just looked good because of the opponent.
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  10. Quina74

    Quina74 Active Member Full Member

    Apr 25, 2019
    Then you had your eyes closed, or you're seeing what you want to see because Billy won 4-5 rounds.
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  11. First Round KO

    First Round KO Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 14, 2013
    Prime BJS still gets his head rearranged.
  12. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    Nearly as predictable as you
  13. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    The Lemieux version was 4 yrs ago, Saunders just isn’t as good as he was back then, he was much quicker on his feet.
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  14. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Member Full Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    If that's the case, OP, then Saunders is a fool for messing about, not taking opportunities when they arose, and being the fighter (with the legacy) you claim he is.

    I'm not a Canelo fanboy, but I'll give him one thing - he has committed his life to boxing and is hungry.

    Despite the money, the hot young wife, the applause, the fans, the belts...blah blah blah...he still trains as hard as anyone, takes it very seriously, and comes to fight.

    If Saunders had shown the same level of desire and had aspired to more than a fat bank balance, he might have fulfilled that potential and have beaten Canelo (either when they both campaigned at 160 or more recently).

    As it is, he will be remembered as being a very solid world level fighter who could have been elite, but in the end wasted his potential.
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  15. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    The fight goes the same way at 160.

    Disclaimer: I had Billy Joe ahead on points but the fight went how it did. There's not much difference this fight being made at MW would've changed.
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