Billy Joe Saunders can beat Canelo Alvarez – even if Eddie Hearn disagrees

If anyone can beat Canelo Alvarez then, for me, it is Billy Joe Saunders.

And it seems like I've got more faith in Saunders pulling off an upset than his own promoter.

Eddie Hearn said he is already talking to IBF super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant's team about an undisputed clash with Alvarez.

If I was Saunders, I wouldn't want my promoter coming out and saying that.

The Brit is preparing to put his WBO title on the line against the pound-for-pound star and current WBA and WBC champion on May 8.

Of course, I worked with Saunders for most of his professional career so I know as well as anyone what he is capable of.

Saunders at his best can beat anyone in the division and Alvarez is no different.

But my fear is how comfortable the Mexican is now at the weight.

Alvarez has already gone up to light-heavyweight and handled a huge fighter like Sergey Kovalev.

Now he is back down at 12st, he is very, very good at that weight.

Saunders has moved up from middleweight to become a two-weight world champion.

The question will be is he strong enough to keep Alvarez off of him for 12 rounds?

Saunders also has not been as active as I would like, he needs to be in the ring regularly to show his best.

But he has the skills to do this.

Saunders at his best is brilliant, he has a superb boxing brain and he can out-think any fighter.

Anyways, all this talk of Alvarez moving on to Plant next for an undisputed fight but we are getting Zach Parker into position for his shot at the WBO title.

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  • Parker is set to make his debut under the Queensberry Promotions banner on March 26 at the Copper Box in London.

    He is currently No. 1 in the rankings with the WBO and will be pushing for his shot at the title later this year.

    I'm excited to be working with Parker and I think he has what it takes to be a world champion.

    He's a skilful, heavy-handed super-middleweight who just needs the right opportunity and will take it with both hands.

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