Tyson Fury backs Billy Joe Saunders to emulate himself with shock win over Canelo Alvarez after body transformation

TYSON FURY has backed Billy Joe Saunders to silence his doubters and beat pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez.

Welwyn warrior Saunders will lock horns with the devastating Mexican a fortnight on Sunday in Dallas, Texas.

The slick southpaw's chances of winning the tasty super-middleweight title unification bout have been written off by many.

But Fury is confident the WBO 168lb king will hand Canelo his second loss, writing on Instagram: "Billy Joe Saunders is 100% mentally in the right place.

"He knows what he has to do and he will do it, he will rise up [to the to] and claim greatness.

"I was wrote off many times in the past and have always come through.

"WE are cut from the same cloth, same breed of animals.

"Canelo has fought them all but never a Fighting Gypsy, we are a different breed of animal to anything he has come across before.



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WBC heavyweight king Fury, who is currently gearing up for a multi-million-pound undisputed title fight with Anthony Joshua, reckons Saunders will put on a boxing clinic at Cowboys Stadium.

He told Behind The Gloves: “I think Billy Joe gives him a boxing lesson.

“That’s what I’m here to see and that’s what I think will happen.

"I think everyone raves on about Canelo and how good he is and how he’s such a great guy but I just think every time Billy Joe steps into the pressure cooker he delivers, much like myself."

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He added: “Canelo’s tasted defeat and we know he can be outboxed because we’ve seen it.

"[Floyd] Mayweather outboxed him convincingly.

"He’s had a couple of sticky fights, struggled in a couple of southpaw fights. He struggled with [Erislandy] Lara.

"If Lara was a bit more of a name, a bit more of a draw, he probably would’ve got the decision.

“Billy Joe is a very good boxer, a very slick southpaw, and I know he’ll fancy this one.

"What’s on the line here is him [Saunders] being a world champion twice or going down as a great in the sport.

"This is what’s on the line here.

"He’s going to shock a lot of people and it’s going to be an easier fight then people think it is.”

Saunders, 31, is in the shape of his career going into his Texas tussle with Canelo having dropped a considering amount of body fat under the guidance of coach Mark Tibbs.

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