Billy Joe Saunders looks in incredible shape ahead of Canelo Alvarez fight as he shows off ripped body

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS has revealed he is in magnificent shape as he prepares to take on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez next month.

The 31-year-old southpaw is bidding to upset the odds and become the first man since Floyd Mayweather in 2013 to beat the pound-for-pound superstar on May 8.

And the WBO champion is going about the build-up in the right manner as he appears to be training away seriously hard in Las Vegas.

Promoter Eddie Hearn posted a photo of Saunders alongside the caption: "@saundersbillyjoe in tremendous shape with just under 3 weeks to go! #[email protected]"

Saunders, who was due to meet Canelo 12 months ago before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted plans, is undefeated in 30 pro contests having beaten the likes of Chris Eubank Jr and David Lemieux on his way to becoming a two-weight world champion.

However, he has not fought anyone with the skill set of Alvarez, who at 30 years of age already boasts an extensive resume which consists of 55 wins, one loss and two draws.

But while Canelo goes into the clash the heavy favourite, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury – a close personal friend of Saunders – believes the Brit will give Alvarez a 'boxing lesson'.

Other boxing stars such as Eubank Jr, Mike Tyson and Demetrius Andrade have all picked the Mexican to win the fight.

Saunders' WBO super-middleweight title will be on the line along with Canelo's WBC and WBA crowns.

Alvarez picked up the WBC strap after a sensational unanimous decision win over Callum Smith in December.


He is on a 14-fight unbeaten streak since being schooled by Mayweather eight years ago.

The only blemish on his record since then came when he controversially drew with Gennady Golovkin in 2017.

After a 12 month wait, Alvarez eventually beat Golovkin in 2018 in another thrilling fight.

Canelo-Saunders, which will be will be shown on streaming platform DAZN in the UK, promises to be one of the biggest boxing fights of the year.

It will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in front of a sold-out 70,000 fans.

With restrictions being lifted in some parts of the US, the fight will be one of the highest attended live sporting events since the pandemic struck more than a year ago.

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