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Floyd Mayweather has high praise for Billy Joe Saunders

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Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is highly complementary of WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

Saunders defeated former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux this month in out-boxing him for 12 rounds in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

This marked a change for how Saunder usually competes in the boxing ring as a pro-fighter.

If you recall by looking at his previous fights, he has had a habit of mixing it up with his opposition, which sometimes made his fights closer and more competitive.

Saunders had problems beating Chris Eubank Jr., Artur Akavov and Andy Lee.

“I like Billy Joe Saunders. He’s real smart. Hell of a boxer. He’s got good movement,” said Mayweather to Fighthype.

”He’s going to give a lot of them guys problems. He can box. When you lose a fight and keep losing a fight and you don’t make no smart investments and you lose everything.

Let’s see if those same fans that so-called love you pay your bills. They’re nowhere to be found. I did it my way, the Mayweather way,” said Mayweather.

Saunders defeated former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux this month in out-boxing him for 12 rounds in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

This was a change for how Saunders usually fights during his career. Saunders had a habit of mixing it up with his opposition, which sometimes made his fights closer and more competitive.

“Floyd Mayweather, he’s earned all that money now,” said Saunders to Fighthype. “Love him or hate him, he’s killed it, he’s done it, do you know what I mean?

He’s cracked the code. He’s not beat up, he’s still strong there in the end, and he’s got everything about him still. I respect a man like that and look up to someone like that.

If I can take a little bit from Mayweather; boxing’s about hitting and not getting hit,” said Saunders.
Saunders will be fighting in early 2018. He won’t know until after the May 5 rematch between Canelo and Golovkin whether he’ll get a fight against the winner of that fight in 2018.

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