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'The fight's OFF!': Billy Joe Saunders' dad insists Canelo Alvarez bout will not go ahead this weekend with Brit unhappy with smaller ring being used in Dallas Billy Joe Saunders' dad has said they will walk away from Canelo Alvarez fight  They are furious with the size of the ring that Matchroom Sport want to use  Saunders' team want 24-foot but it's claimed Matchroom wanted an 18-foot ring  The pair are due to meet at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night 

By Jeff Powell For Mailonline

Published: 17:59 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 17:59 BST, 4 May 2021

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Billy Joe Saunders is threatening to pull out of the biggest fight of his life unless Canelo Álvarez agrees to a larger ring here on Saturday night.

Saunders, whose main hope of defeating the world’s best boxer in their world middleweight title unification fight is to maximise his elusiveness, is demanding a ring much bigger than the 18 feet which is standard in Texas.

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As the row raged on before a scheduled head-to-head at the Stadium his father Tom said as of now the fight’s off.’

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