Retired former pound for pound number one boxer Floyd Mayweather sings praises of Billy Joe Saunders following his win in Canada over David Lemieux.
Last month Saunders wiped out Lemieux by unanimous decision and earned plaudits from around the boxing world for his skill put on show.
Since then, he’s back in the UK and already staying in training for what he hopes will be another back to back fight soon – following some frustration of inactivity in years gone by.
That frustration certainly seems to be a thing of the past now however with the likes of Floyd Mayweather saying the following about his latest performance (hat tip BoxNation Twitter):
“I like @bjsaunders_. He’s real smart. Hell of a boxer. He’s got good movement, he gives a lot of guys problems” – @FloydMayweather
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— BoxNation (@boxnationtv) January 6, 2018
Mayweather himself is currently retired but still involved in the sport from a promotion level with his company Mayweather Promotions.
There’s been a lot of comments on the above already today from fight fans, here’s some of the initial reaction to Mayweather’s words for the WBO middleweight champion:
I’m just glad BJS is getting any kind of recognition right now from all comers. Best move in his career working with @dominicingle ?
— RS (@S_kw3robert) January 6, 2018
BJS seems to be improving too interesting division.
— Chris Berry (@RedBezza) January 6, 2018
Billy has always been a class technician
— Paul Johnson Tog (@pauljohnsontog) January 6, 2018
It’s refreshing to hear Mayweather complimenting others for change rather than himself ?
— Mark Addy (@markliv1) January 6, 2018
Your dead right Billy Joe is a brilliant mover his reflexes are second to none I have watched him train he has a spark you can never put out box fight he has it all cant wait for his next fight .
— James Riley (@jameseriley1) January 6, 2018