Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders
Billy Joe Saunders insists it will be his brain over Canelo’s brawn when they meet in their huge unification showdown next month.
The highly-anticipated event takes place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday 8 May, and will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN.
Unbeaten WBO super-middleweight champion Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) looks to add more belts to his collection when he faces WBC and WBA champion Canelo (55-1-2, 37 KOs), and Saunders feels he’s got the gameplan to win.
Saunders told TalkSport: “I’m the seventh Brit he’s faced, he’s dealt with six of them very comfortably. The Brits like dancing and moving and thinking they’ve got to run away, but I will be there for him to hit.
“I will be in range for him to hit. I’ll be setting traps, the same as he’ll be setting traps. I don’t think running a million miles an hour is going to do me any justice. He’s not got the best engine in the world, Canelo.
“He’s very good at what he does, extremely good at what he does, but there’s faults there. We’ve seen people try to run away and box him, we’ve seen people try to use the brawn, but we’ve only seen one man use his brain and that was Floyd Mayweather.
“Brain over brawn here. Brain wins this, technical thinking wins this. This is the way I look at it: you have to win every moment, every second in that ring when that bell goes.
“I’m prepared to put everything down, all of the chips down. As long as I get a fair decision then I believe in my heart of hearts that the job is definitely not an impossible job.
“People go on about how good he is, how great he is, but let’s not forget he’s been beat [by Floyd Mayweather] and he got beat in the first fight with Golovkin as well I thought. Let’s just hope that it’s all a fair playing field in and out the ring, and we can get to work.”
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