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Devin Haney: Saunders Will Give Canelo a Run For His Money

May 2nd was the date penciled in for the Canelo Alvarez-Billy Joe Saunders Las Vegas showdown.  The fight, which would have been streamed on DAZN, would have taken place at the T-Mobile Arena on the traditional Cinco de Mayo boxing weekend. Saunders WBO super middleweight title would have been at stake.

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the world and sports calendar, the fight is expected to be pushed back to June or possibly get cancelled altogether now that an agreement has been made for Alvarez to face Gennadiy Golovkin in a trilogy bout on September 12th during Mexican Independence Day weekend.


Alvarez opened up a big betting favorite when the fight was first announced.  The odds reflected Saunders struggles in his most recent bout versus Marcelo Coceres in November.  Saunders was listless for much of the fight before dropping Coceres 3 times in the 11th round to secure the stoppage victory.

Devin Haney also fought on the card and agrees with the theory that sometimes fighters don't get up lower profile fights.

“Oh for sure. A lot of fighters do that. He fought a guy that people didn’t know who he was. Nobody knew who he was so he didn’t know what to expect. I think that for Canelo Alvarez he is going to give him a run for money,” Haney told

While Haney pitched a shutout on the scorecards in his fight against Alfredo Santiago, he also received criticism for the way the fight played out.

“I took my opponent in like a week’s notice or something like that. It was just a lot of stuff that was going on. I never make excuses. I am able to adjust to any opponent that I fight. I went in there and won every single round on every judge’s scorecard. I can’t complain,” said Haney.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 04-03-2020

This article was a click bait and the information was vague. :kabong:

Comment by EDDIE SPERM on 04-03-2020

& RG will give you a run for yours!

Comment by Corelone on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=hitmanjosh;20495037]Half of this article covers Saunders and thy other is about Haney. Stick to the _ucking script people![/QUOTE] What? Canelo getting left out of the convo?

Comment by hitmanjosh on 04-03-2020

Half of this article covers Saunders and thy other is about Haney. Stick to the _ucking script people!

Comment by lion33lit on 04-03-2020

The guy sure has some idiotic tendencies, but he can sure as hell fight - when he’s up for it anyway..... That is theee fight (for me) to watch!

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