EPISODE: Episode 55
Billy Joe Saunders | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
Billy Joe Saunders is a British professional boxer. He has held world championships in two weight classes, including the WBO super-middleweight title since 2019, and previously the WBO middleweight title from 2015 to 2018. Saunders is the first boxer from the Travelling community to become a two-weight world champion.
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Hello boxing fight fans all around the world.
Thank you once again for joining us on the neil deal show with neil the deal himself on talk and fight, and tonight we’re talking billy joe saunders.
He’S he’s going up against one of the best in the world.
Right now, well, actually they’re both best in the world right now, so we’ll see, who is the best in their weight class coming up very soon in may, is that right? That is correct.
Graham, how are you tonight, man, yeah everything’s, uh everything’s, going well spring spring – has arrived early, so i’m happy about that and, as you can see, i have my trusty blue jay hat on today, because uh we beat the yankees today guys i’m good, i’m happy about That you know what i’m saying so: uh good for them, so yeah we’re gon na talk about the big fight coming up may 8th of this year 2021 at a t stadium in dallas texas.
That would be the man we’re talking about tonight.
Billy joe saunders british boxer against canelo alvarez, who we all know mr alvarez, and what he’s all about so this is guys this is going to be a fantastic fight, pay-per-view.
I suggest you guys watch it it’s going to be a barn burner.
This one is going to go.
I i think it’s going to be one of those uh fights of the year.
Possibly you know, billy joe saunders is a fantastic fighter.
We’Re going to talk a little bit about him tonight, so you guys can uh get a grip on what he’s been doing in the last bunch of years and how he got to the point.
To now fighting canelo i mean everybody seems to want to fight canelo, because that’s where all the money is right, graham you got it, you got it yeah, you know.
So exactly so, we’ll talk about billy joe uh he’s a british boxer.
We’Ve been talking about the british boxers guys and thanks again for all the likes, the shares, the comments and all the great stuff.
It’S been fantastic and i’m having a great time talking about these uh british boxers.
So here we go billy joe saunders.
That is his full name: billy joe saunders.
His nickname is superb, so they call him super billy yeah.
So that’s a superb song, i guess, is what it is.
He was born august 30th, 1990, uh, sorry 1989, which makes him 31 years old.
So he’s not really a youngster but he’s pretty much in his prime right now.
Graham, that’s why i believe he’s he’s, got this shot to fight uh, canelo and um man.
We’Re gon na go over his amateurs and his pro totals and stuff, and you guys will see why he’s getting that shot where there’s a bunch of guys in line that want that shot.
But he seems to be the guy that got the shot.
So his career started pro career started in 2009, he’s presently an active fighter, as we all know, uh he fights in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions and he’s been known to have a really good job.
If you watch any of his fights on his notable fights i’ll, give you guys uh some fights to check out later he’s got a really great job.
He really does um he’s he’s got some power.
He’S he’s not an overpowering boxer, but he’s got great overall ring skill.
If you know what i mean like he’s, really a well and he’s got awesome hand speed.
So that’s going to give him uh a little bit of something with this fight.
Coming up that you know hand, speed is something that you either have or i don’t you know you can you can improve it, but if you start with hand speed, you can only get faster.
You know what i mean and he’s been known, to have really fast hands and some of these fights that his knockouts were really fast hands.
So take a look at uh.
Take a look at him in the ring and uh.
I i really really like him.
I think he’s got a good shot, so his amateur there’s not a lot on his amateur career.
Apparently he was 49-0 in his amateur career.
So that’s uh, that’s pretty impressive! Now he won a lot of titles, a graham growing up as a young, kid and uh.
We’Ll go over some of the titles he won as an amateur.
So in 2007 he won the commonwealth championships belt uh in the uh middleweight division in uh 2008.
He won, what’s called the i’ve, never heard of this.
Graham, i don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but i looked into it today.
It’S called the strand stranza cup, the strand’s, a cup you know about in bulgaria.
That is correct.
That is correct, so uh, i’m sure that christian has talked a little bit about the strands of cup, because apparently it’s an international amateur tournament which is held annually in bulgaria and it determines who will qualify for the olympics, correct it’s an olympic qualifier and it’s it’s.
The oldest one so uh and it’s the oldest international boxing competition in europe.
So it’s been around quite a long long time so uh in 2008.
He was able to qualify and uh and he did uh qualify for the 2008 beijing summer olympics and he was 18 years old when he went to the olympics.
So he he won a couple of matches and then he he unfortunately lost to eventually one of the big medal winners, so uh good.
For him i mean any olympic experience.
Uh billy joel is amazing.
That’S awesome! Fighting for your countries like, as we all know, something else that uh, it’s always a highlight of people’s careers, and i would think so because the olympics to me is is really really something else.
So i i never missed the olympics agreement.
I don’t know lost a lot of lost a lot of jobs and got in a lot of trouble at school hanging out watching the olympics.
If you know what i mean so so anyways, let’s just go over his pro totals now.
Uh he’s had a total pro fights total pro fights 30 pro fights of which he has wins.
30 wins he’s undefeated 30-0, that in itself i was like wow, he hasn’t even lost so now.
That’S why he’s going to be fighting canelo? He’S 30-0 he’s got 14 knockouts of those 30 wins that gives him a knockout percentage of 47 percent and uh hey.
What can you say when you’re 30-0 there’s not much? You can say he’s he’s on your feet, he’s undefeated.
So when you’re undefeated, you should be getting a chance to go to the you know, for the world title come on, so now he’s getting the chance.
I’M really really happy for him we’re going to go over a bunch of his pro stuff like, like you said.
I i didn’t realize he was actually uh.
You know like so involved in he’s, won titles and all kinds of european titles and british titles and stuff.
So he’s a really well-known boxer, and i i can’t wait to see him uh fight canelo, so we’ll go over.
This 2011, he won the southern area, middleweight title, so there we go graham three days in a row: dubois then yard and now uh billy, joe saunders, all won that southern area title.
So that’s interesting.
They must be must be the water in the southern area or something because all the title holders are coming from there, which is which is impressive, and apparently you know he he’s friends with all these guys and um.
He’S now he’s also uh he’s training a little bit in the same gyms that with tyson fury and guys like that, so he’s he’s right at the top of his game.
Now 2012 he won the commonwealth uh title middleweight title.
So that’s another great one to have the commonwealth title 2013.
He won the wbo international middleweight title 2014.
He won the european middleweight title 2015.
He won the wbo middleweight title that was, i believe, would be uh his first world title in 2015.
Then in 2019 he won the wbo super middleweight title becoming a two-time right weight, uh division world champion and again he’s uh he’s scheduled to fight mr canelo on the eighth.
So he’s had a really really uh good career up until now, all of his fights that i’ve watched guys, you should check out some of these fights before the canelo fight.
So you guys know exactly you know what billy joe’s all about and and he’s a fantastic fighter.
All-Around great fighter uh, like i say, he’s, he’s he’s really bit off a big chunk of meat.
This time to try to you know with canelo.
That’S you know.
So all the best to him, you know it’s, i think it’s gon na be a great fight.
I know online.
A lot of people are thinking canelo’s, just gon na you know make mince meat out of him, but i don’t think so.
I think that he can stick stick in there and uh.
You never know man, it’s boxing right, one punch and and things happen, and we all know that so i think he’s got a good shot.
So the notable fights guys we’ll just go over those quick, the ones that i’ve uh checked out that i really liked he fought uh saunders versus uh chris eubank jr.
I guess if you know anything, his father was a big time world champion fighter chris eubanks out of britain, and he was a really good fighter, so he fought his son.
He also fought an american, a guy named andy lee, so billy joe saunders versus andy lee was a great fight uh.
He also fought a canadian guy that i really like in the middleweight division and his name is david lemieux out of uh montreal quebec and i was going to talk a little about david lemieux moving forward because i really like david lemieux, he’s canadian like me, and I love the canadian fighters, you know what i mean he’s uh, so he fought the league, joe saunders, and it was a heck of a fight.
So you might want to check that out.
He also fought a guy named seferat asufi, seferat asufi for uh, another title and uh.
That was a really good fight and going forward guys, as we all know, may 8th 2021 texas stadium a t stadium on uh the zone.
It’Ll be nine o’clock on the zone.
Will be canelo versus billy, joe saunders for the unified super middleweight title and middleweight titles of the world? So that’s going to be a real that could be flight of the year that i’m telling you it’s got a real good shot.
So best of luck to you, billy joel, so far, thanks a lot man uh your career’s been fantastic.
I really appreciate it and uh.
Hopefully you do well in the eighth, we’ll all be watching guys thanks for coming and uh checking out the show tonight.
All you talking fight fans for sure, come and uh see the other hosts and some of the other shows if you guys get a chance, they’re all fantastic.
So it’s really nice to have you out there and again, i said spring is here.
So, let’s get her going and uh have some fun spring and summer has finally arrived eh.
Graham absolutely this is going to be a great year.
I mean there’s lots of really really good matches and uh it’s going to be a lot of fun this year.
It really is yeah, i’m sorry, especially especially looking forward to this fight yeah.
This will be a real good one.
Man like really good, i’m telling you uh they’re, not giving him he’s, probably going to be a 10 to one underdog or something.
But i don’t know i might just throw some money on billy joe’s honors if it’s 20 to 1, even better.
You know but uh yeah, i kind of you know, hey it’s boxing man anything can happen, but uh i mean canelo is pretty much at the top of the heap and he’s probably the best well he’s ranked number one best pound for pound fighter in the world.
So we’re gon na see again he got off pretty light.
The last fight we watched against yitram.
He didn’t really have to do much against that guy, but i think billy joe saunders is a different uh.
He’S he’s he’s british man that those guys don’t give up easy.
They don’t give up easy man, their their culture.
Just creates them to.
You know: he’s he’s gon na he’s gon na give it his hundred percent, no doubt about it.
So i’m really looking forward to it and uh.
I guess we’ll see you guys tomorrow, night, seven o’clock and uh we’ll be talking again a little bit more about some of these uh british fighters that are uh that are like these british fighters.
Hey grammar they’re they’re, like they’re serious, all of us like really around the world in all divisions, they got a lot of really good fighters out of britain right now.
So you know the heavyweight division is stacked, light heavyweight, middleweight, it’s like wow, so hey, let’s check them out, i’m i’m looking forward to it and i hope you guys are too so.
Have yourselves a safe evening, really appreciate you coming out check out the neil.
The deal show and we’ll see you tomorrow.
Seven o’clock have yourselves a good safe evening.
Take care thanks very much.