• Saunders vows to hand Alvarez second boxing career defeat
  • Alvarez may be too powerful for Saunders
  • Saunders gets dream match but odds stacked

Billy Joe Saunders has been longing to get the chance to face Canelo Alvarez and the British boxing champion just got his wish. He will square off against the Mexican brawler on May 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a fight he is pretty confident of winning.

Saunders is undefeated in 29 fights, 14 coming of knockouts. The 30-year-old pug last fought on Nov. 9, 2019, against Marcelo Esteban Coceres. The WBO super-middleweight champion won via TKO and now he will put that title on the line. For his part, Alvarez will also put the WBA regular Super-middleweight title on the line, making this a must-see brawl on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

It will be the seventh championship battle for Alvarez, ESPN reported. He last fought on Nov. 2, winning via an 11th round stoppage of Sergey Kovalev to capture the WBO light heavyweight title. The Mexican Brawler has suffered only one loss in his career and this was inflicted by retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in 2013. Alvarez has been on a rampage since then, conquering big names such as Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan, and Liam Smith.

He also settled the score with Gennady Golovkin. After battling to a controversial draw on September 2017, the 29-year-old hacked out a majority decision win over the Kazakhstan KO artist. A third fight has been mentioned and one could happen if Alvarez adds Saunders to the list.

Unfortunately, Saunders does not see it that way. In fact, he believes he has the secret to dealing Alvarez the second defeat of his boxing career, TMZ Sports reported.

"He's a real good fighter, he's done brilliant things for boxing," Saunders said. "I just think I've got the keys to his locker."

"If he beats me, I'll shake his hand and say you're the better man, but I know I'll beat him," Saunders added.

True enough, Alvarez will be put to another acid test against Saunders. However, critics feel that the Mexican should use his aggression, power shots and smarts - ones that he showed when he fought Kovalev and Rocky Fielding. He is also a capably counter-puncher which makes him even more dangerous.

For Saunders, there is no way that he can outpunch Alvarez to win this clash. He will need to use his movement around the ring and force Alvarez to miss and pile up points, ESPN reported. In all, he needs to execute a near-perfect game plan to defeat the Mexican.

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Canelo Alvarez is open to a trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin but he's not necessarily chasing after it. In this picture, Alvarez attends Empire State Building Hosts Boxing Champs Canelo Alvarez And Rocky Fielding at The Empire State Building in New York City, October 16, 2018. Theo Wargo/Getty Images