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Canelo Alvarez was just too strong for Billy Joe Saunders, claims Frank Warren

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Frank Warren praised Billy Joe Saunders for his efforts against Canelo Alvarez and complimented the Mexican for navigating different weight classes throughout his career.

Writing for BoxingScene.com , Warren wrote that Canelo, “is just too big and too strong at the weight, along with the many others he has campaigned at across his 59-fight career. And he can fight a bit too, I should add."

Warren also noted how Canelo had adroitly bulked up his frame as and when required. 

“I do find it incredible how American-based fighters navigate through the weights with such success,” he observed.

“Canelo launched his professional career weighing less than 10 stone and has subsequently enjoyed huge physical advantages over opponents as he has come up as far as light heavyweight, to date.”

Turning to Saunders, Warren praised the now former WBO championship.

“He showed, once again, what we know he has got and that is a world class talent, along with a solid chin,” he said.

“But he was just unable to land anything likely to deter or put a dent in the bigger man.

“I fully endorse the decision to spare Bill from any further punishment after damage was inflicted to his eye socket in the eighth round. The immediate and longer term wellbeing of a fighter always trumps any macho bravado in my book.

“Of course, Bill was then right in the eye of an online storm, similar to the one that engulfed Daniel Dubois at the end of November when he sensibly took himself out of the firing line after suffering extensive eye damage.”

Rival promoter Eddie Hearn acknowledged that Saunders would have to face up to criticism after his previous harsh words for Dubois, while speaking to the DAZN Boxing Show .

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