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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