Billy Joe Saunders tells Chris Eubank Jr to spend £10,000 on a ringside seat for his fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and says rival will NEVER be a world champion

Billy Joe Saunders tells Chris Eubank Jr to spend £10,000 on a ringside seat for his fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and says rival will NEVER be a world champion
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Billy Joe Saunders has hilariously trolled Chris Eubank Jr after his interview with talkSPORT claiming he would bet £10,000 on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to knock him out.

The WBO super-middleweight champion is hoping to add Canelo’s WBC and WBA straps to his collection when they meet on May 8 after years of trading verbal jabs.

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Saunders told Eubank Jr to buy a ticket for the Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez bout

Eubank also holds a personal grudge against compatriot Saunders, which stems from 2014 when they shared the ring in a blistering British middleweight title contest.

Speaking to talkSPORT last week, Eubank Jr admitted he would be betting big on the Mexican pound-for-pound star to stop Saunders, but the undefeated fighter has fired back in typically witty fashion.

He told Behind The Gloves: “At the end of the day, what he should have done was put the ten thousand on himself to beat me if he was that confident.

“He didn’t, because I beat him. It’s one of them, look he’s desperate isn’t he? He’s just really irrelevant to me.

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Eubank Jr has fought just once in the two years since beating James DeGale

“The closest he’s going to get to a fight like this is go and buy a ticket. Sit ringside if you really want.

“Go and spend your ten thousand, he’s probably going to get about ten thousand to box Marcus Morrison, whatever his name is.

“So, spend that money on a ringside ticket, but that’s the closest he’s going to get to an Alvarez fight.”

Eubank Jr has always wanted an illustrious name like Canelo on his CV, but instead returns to the ring on May 1 to take on Morrison.

Saunders beat Eubank Jr by a split decision when they fought back in 2014

Although he insisted he has the beating of the decorated five-weight world champion during his interview with talkSPORT, Saunders offered a far bleaker career prediction for the 31-year-old.

He added: “He’s just not good enough. He’s 31 now and he’s not a world champion.

“I’ve said it; he will never be world champion, ever. He hasn’t got the boxing brain, the guidance within himself to be world champion.

“He’s just so irrelevant it’s a joke.”