Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Saunders: Even if Canelo Beats GGG - He's Still a Cheat To Me

Billy Joe Saunders has branded Canelo Alvarez a "cheat" and believes the Mexican should never box again.

Alvarez, who had already withdrawn from his Las Vegas rematch with Gennady Golovkin, received a sixth-month ban last week having failed two drugs tests in February.

WBO middleweight champion Saunders feels Alvarez's reputation has been permanently tainted by the scandal and that his relatively short suspension is a "disgrace for boxing".

saunders-canelo_3

From Jermall Charlo's KO of the year contender to Amir Khan's triumphant return, get caught up on what happened this weekend in boxing -- and what's next for many big names coming off of impressive fights.

"I rated Canelo very highly but now he's gone down in my estimations so much. I don't rate him as a fighter at all," said 28-year-old Saunders, who is preparing for his rescheduled title defence against Martin Murray in June.

"Even if he beat Golovkin [in the future], I wouldn't class him as beating him because I still look at him as a cheat.

"I don't agree with what he's done. And I think it's a disgrace for boxing.

"You get these young fighters coming up now, they're looking at Canelo, looking at what he's got and what he's become. Are they going to think 'we can do that, we can get away with a six-month ban?'?

"When you see people like that enhancing their body to do more damage on someone, I think that's cheating and it should be a ban for life, most definitely."

Alvarez, who twice tested positive for clenbuterol, was scheduled to re-enter the ring with Golovkin on May 5 after their initial meeting in September finished in a draw.

The unbeaten Kazakh - who holds the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight belts - will instead take on American-Armenian Vanes Martirosyan on that date.

Saunders' promoter Frank Warren is unhappy that Alvarez could face Golovkin later this year when the 27-year-old's ban, which was backdated to February, has been completed.

"They're going to fight in September, it's ridiculous," said Warren. "For me, if you're found guilty, you should be banned [for life]. To be banned for six months, I don't get that. The whole thing is just a pointless exercise."

Saunders, who was initially due to fight Murray 10 days ago but had to postpone because of a hand injury, has won all 26 of his professional fights.

He has repeatedly expressed his desire for a world middleweight title unification fight against Golovkin, although he insists he is currently fully focused on his June 23 meeting with Murray in London.

Fellow Briton Murray, who will make his fifth challenge on the WBO belt at the O2 Arena, was similarly unimpressed with the punishment handed to Alvarez.

"Anybody else, not as high profile as him, would have got a two-year ban," said the 35-year-old.

"The fact that he's such a high-profile fighter and can generate so much money, he gets a slap on the wrist with a six-month ban. It's not right."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by larryxxx.. on 09-27-2018

lol..................

Comment by chaos on 04-25-2018

The Mexi Cheat vs The Pikey Coward Make it a happen.

Comment by Letmaku on 04-25-2018

Fight BJS vs GGG war to unify! No cheaters amigos 🐺

Comment by SceneBoxer on 04-25-2018

Of course, Caneloterol is always a cheat.

Comment by landotter on 04-25-2018

Saunders is going to turn that strap he has into a nice payday be it against Golovkin who has said he would happily come to England for a unification bout where the payday would be way bigger than the one…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (24)
Top Headlines Hearn: Don't Be Surprised if Joshua is on DAZN in the US in June Broner: Ain’t Got Mark On Me; They Thought They’d F*** Me Up Pacquiao: I Was Surprised Broner Didn't Throw Lot Of Punches Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Broner Falls Very Short on Promised 'New Beginning' For Career Luis Coria Win Big in First Garcia Brothers Promoted Card Badou Jack Gets Stitched Up, Has No Excuses Over Loss Manny Pacquiao Says Injury To His Left Eye is Not Serious Manny Pacquiao Dishes Out Adrien Broner's Comeuppance Pacquiao's LA Home is Burglarized a Day After Broner Win Claressa Shields: Anybody Who Thinks Broner Won is Crazy! Video: Shawn Porter Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Buboy Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Adrien Broner Video: Mayweather Sr. Throws Shade at Adrien Broner For Loss Pacquiao: We Can't Blame Broner For Thinking He Won Fight Former Champ Gamache Assaulted on Street By Mystery Man Video: Roy Jones Jr. Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Devin Haney Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses Canelo Alvarez Fight WBO To Review Saunders Suspension, Could Be in Line For Andrade Video: Adrien Broner Explains Why He Beat Manny Pacquiao Video: Mikey Garcia Reacts To Pacquio's Win Over Broner Video: Pacquiao Reacts To Win Over Broner, Wanting Mayweather Gervonta Davis Embraces Challenge of Fight in Mares' Backyard Ellerbe: Mayweather’s Retired; 'No Interest' In Pacquiao Rematch Wilder-Fury Rematch Could Land on April 27 or May, Says Warren Kell Book Looks at Jeff Horn, Jessie Vargas, Smith as Options Marcus Browne Dares Teddy Atlas: Bring Me Oleksandr Gvozdyk! Pacquiao Open To Rematch, Mayweather Remains Noncommital Photos: Manny Pacquiao Dominates Broner - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Marcus Browne Decisions a Bloody Badou Jack Photos: Nordine Oubaali Beats Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Belt Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao: I Proved it Again - The Pacquiao Journey Will Continue Broner: Everybody Knows I Beat Pacquiao; I Controlled Fight! Manny Pacquiao Rocks, Dominates Adrien Broner For Decision Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Marcus Browne Beats Bloody Badou Jack in WBC Eliminator Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Nordine Oubaali Decisions Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement