Chris Eubank Jr bets £10,000 on Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders result

Chris Eubank Jr has continued his war of words with Billy Joe Saunders by posting evidence of a £10,000 bet on Canelo Alvarez knocking out his old rival.

Eubank Jr has claimed for some time that he would bet on Canelo knocking out Saunders when the pair fight on Saturday night at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.

Canelo is considered to be the pound-for-pound king and will become the unified super middleweight champion if he can beat Saunders and take his WBO strap.

And on Tuesday afternoon, Eubank Jr posted a picture of a betting slip showing he had backed the Mexican to win by knock-out, technical knock-out or disqualification, with the £10,000 stake giving the Brighton boxer the chance to double his money.

Alongside the image, Eubank Jr said: “The bet has been placed! Billy Schmoe Saunders to get cleaned out by Canelo Alvarez this Saturday. Oh… & the 10k I stand to win will all go to charity.”

Chris Eubank Jr posted an image of his betting slip on Instagram

Saunders is yet to taste defeat in his professional career but Eubank Jr, who he beat by split decision in 2014, would still be considered one of the most noteworthy victories during his 30-fight career.

Canelo, on the other hand, is already a four-weight world champion and has only tasted defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather, the man many consider to be the greatest fighter of his generation.

Speaking to TalkSport last month, Eubank Jr said: “[They are] Different levels. I don’t really feel like Saunders has improved since he last fought me.

“I think he is the same guy. I am levels and levels above what I was when I first got into the ring with Saunders.

“I feel like he is the same guy. That guy can’t beat someone like Canelo.”

Chris Eubank Jr has followed in his father's footsteps
Chris Eubank Jr has followed in his father’s footsteps

Eubank Jr was back in action on Saturday after a 17-month layoff, as he comfortably beat Marcus Morrison on points, with the scorecards reading 98-92 98-92 98-92.

The 31-year-old claimed he decided against knocking out Morrison in favour of banking more rounds, in what was his first fight under the tutelage of legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr.

Eubank Jr has repeated the claim of betting £10,000 on the Saunders-Canelo fight several times in the past, as he tried to antagonise his old opponent.

However, speaking recently to Behind The Gloves , Saunders said: “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.

“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.”

On Tuesday, there were extraordinary claims Saunders-Canelo was off due to the Brit’s alleged fury at the size of the ring. You can read more here .

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