Canelo-Saunders to fight in 22-foot ring

Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will take place in a 22-foot ring. Hearn stated that Team Saunders originally agreed to a 20-foot ring, but then they reneged and demanded a 22-foot ring. He said he had to go back to Canelo, whom he said signed off immediately. Both John Ryder and Carlos Gongora are on standby just in case there are more hijinx from Saunders.

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  • I’d still have the setup crew make it 20 inside the ropes and tell Saunders to go f himself.

    • Too much needless controversy affecting another Canelo tune-up fight .

      • MV: Did you just call BJS a tune up fight? WOW, thats a bit harsh dont you think? I mean, 30-0, holds the WBO belt, has some good notable wins. Although Canelo MIGHT run thru this guy, BJS is not push over. Obviously his resume speaks for itself!

    • Maybe this is just mind games, BJS creating a bit of noise to distract Canelo?

  • Sounds like Hear is lying. BJS seems pretty firm he wanted a 24′. Team Canelo probably trying to make it 18′. They comprised at 22. Heard is so full of it. Everytime I hear him talk it’s almost never true.

    • Do you really think they would negotiate (Having lawyers involve) having 3 judges of each country, and the ring size just to sign a contract with no mention of any of that? clearly just mind games

  • Good negotiation by the Saunders camp, it should favor Billie Jo a good deal. Alot of bad press has been put out on him. He was the man at middle weight before all these slobby prospectors bum rushed the table as if in a e rummage sale and forced him to go to another w division. Andrade we got now is definite mot Librado and Charlo is comfortable siting on the pbowl. Look for BJ to open some eyes Doctors,

  • The Ring Apron must be Hard, not deep and soft, as soft rings favors punchers. Must be a Fast Ring Apron!! Keep your eyes out.


  • Here we go…..they might as well give a unicycle to BJS….because he will be running…..and…running all night long!


  • Hopefully we wont see a one sided fight, unless it’s Canelo losing the fight, and we see a good fight between two champions.

  • Looking for the upset here. Saunders is the naturally bigger man, but he is a boxer. I think if Canelo cant hurt him he cruises to a decision. Canelo has struggled everytime he faces some one who has basic boxing skills.

  • A UD win for Canelo as BJS doesn’t have the power to keep the pressure off of him. I see this fight going similar to the Smith fight, where Canelo breaks him down for the win. I see Canelo peppering BJS’s arms initially and working the body to lower his arms. BJS does not bring anything to the table that Canelo has not already seen, he has faced far superior boxers at this point. Easy win for Canelo as he unifies and defeats Caleb to become undisputed Super Middle Champion. There is no one at this point that can tame him at 168 pounds. Lots of good fights out there but none that will concern him, especially now that he is fighting back to back fights which is keeping him active/sharp.

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