Canelo Alvarez calls one of Billy Joe Saunders' team a 'f***ing p***y' as ring row heats up
CANELO ALVAREZ has branded a member of Billy Joe Saunders' team a 'f***ing p***y' amid an ongoing ring dispute ahead of their Dallas dust-up.
Saunders' eagerly-anticipated super-middleweight title unification bout with the pound-for-pound king was in danger of falling through due to a row over the size of the ring.
The pair were initially set to trade blows in a 20ft ring at Dallas' Cowboys Stadium, which Team Saunders thought gave Mexican mauler Canelo an unfair advantage.
Saunders cast doubt over the fight by no-showing for his first face-off with the four-weight champion.
And things got heated after a member of the Brit's team taunted Canelo by saying: "What's happening with the ring?
"We've come a long way, grow some b****cks."
Canelo didn't take kindly to the remark and replied in English: "You are a f***ing p***y."
Saunders' dad, Tommy, sparked serious concerns on Tuesday evening when he claimed the 'fight's off'.
He told iFL TV: "There's nothing in the contract about ring size.
"Negotiations have broke down… They've said it's either 20ft or book your flights home. The fight's off."
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But his son took to Instagram a few hours later to insists his clash with the pride of Mexico will go ahead.
He said: "Hi, people, I just want to say I'm pleased the issue is sorted.
"Because obviously as you can see, I tagged Eddie Hearn and Canelo in the last video.
"And the ring is not a problem. So thumbs are up. Chilling back, watching a few films. And Eddie, get the ring in, mate."
Saunders' Instagram came a few hours after his fellow Brit Tyson Fury called for the fight to be in a 22 footer.
He tweeted: "We will travel all over the world to fight the best fighters, all we ask is for a bit of fair play."
WBO 168lb champ Saunders didn't get involved in the saga but did call the fight to 'be on a fair playing field'.
He told Behind the Gloves: "There's one or two small things now.
"One of those small things and when I say small is the ring. I've left it to my team. I let them sort out all of that rubbish.
'"You don't go in a 70,000 seat stadium with hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of feet long and dance in a 16-foot ring or an 18-foot ring or even a 20-foot ring.
"This magnitude of fight has to be on a fair playing field."
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