Ebene News – GB – Billy Joe Saunders “does his own thing” so as not to become Canelo’s magnificent seventh

The great Mexican has beaten six Britons in his rich career, but the undefeated two-weight world champion Saunders is confident he won’t join his compatriots by falling to him

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has beaten the Brits for over a decade, but Billy Joe Saunders is adamant that he is nothing like the six who came before him

The Mexican may only be 30 years old, but his reign of terror over the men of these coasts began 10 years ago when he surpassed Matthew Hatton in March 2011 and then arrested Ryan Rhodes for three months. later

Since then he has knocked out Amir Khan and Rocky Fielding while seeing two relatives in Liam and then Callum Smith, who operate in weight classes a stone’s throw away

Canelo is now widely regarded as the # 1 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet and as such is expected to make Hatfield Man Saunders seventh on his list of defeated Englishmen

But Saunders, the undefeated two-weight world champion, believes he will ask the Mexican very different questions at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX on Saturday.

“I’m not going to sit here and smear people and fat people,” Saunders said “Canelo has been doing it for many, many years now, destroying everyone Six of them were British I don’t take really nothing to any of them because I do my own thing

“That’s what’s going to win this fight, something that I bring to the table that none of them had Hatton did a good job of many years ago, Ryan Rhodes too I still haven’t watched Callum Smith fight now, saw the highlights

“But I think the tactics were maybe a little bad there and a little rushed because they didn’t have much preparation for it This is what I hear anyway

“But every fight is different and I never look at my opponents, I never break them and I think ‘I’m going to hit him with a jab because he’s wide open for the jab’ because fighters like Canelo , you have to beat them in the moment Your brain has to constantly think I have to spin my brain “

Indeed, Saunders’ inability to engage his brain before acting has often caused him problems, at least outside the ring. On the latest count he was fined well over £ 100,000 by the British Boxing Board of Control for various articles on social media alone in recent years

But Saunders says he’s finally toned down his antics and got serious with the biggest fight of his life now looming so widely

He adds: “I think you must be a little balanced now I spent a lot of time in training and camp, a lot of thought went into this fight You can’t be serious about a fight like this only when everything is at stake

“A lot of people see the interviews and see some of the clamor around them, but my training has always been serious I think this time I walked away a few months earlier I got a little more work because he’s a very special fighter

“You have to do it, I can’t expect an average performance, so I have to do a little more”

It meant a long, grueling training camp that was divided between Fuerteventura and Las Vegas before he and his team flew to Texas this weekend Due to the tough yards in both countries, Saunders is clearly in the best physical shape of his 12-year, 30-fight career.

“I have been training outdoors since the end of January”, he explains “There is no excuse for the weather

“There was great concern that this fight was thrown at me, but I got a lot of notice We left Fuerteventura after 10 weeks and went to Vegas to finish last month

“It’s been a long, good camp I’m starting to get excited When you’re here in Vegas you’re so hot you just wanna go out and go to the mall, not think about the fight and do something to stop it to go crazy, but it’s almost over “

An interesting side aspect during the build was the apparent breakdown of the relationship between Saunders and his promoter Eddie Hearn, who also promotes Canelo, the four-weight world champion and the sport’s biggest star today. hui

Saunders even claimed that he was assured there would be a British judge on the night, only to find out that wasn’t the case when he put his WBO Super Middleweight title on the line with the Canelo WBA and WBC straps

He said: “I was under the impression that there would be a British judge there, but apparently the commission does not allow it

“I know this is pure business and Eddie’s business relationship with Canelo is better than his business relationship with me because it’s more money

“But sometimes it works best if the underdog is successful and doing a good job, as we’ve seen with Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz As long as I have a good jerk I don’t care which side of the someone is in the fence

“It’s only Canelo that really worries me, not Eddie, or the judges, or anyone else In my deal there was a UK judge when I made the deal, Eddie says the contract is different but I can’t read, can I? I can’t read or write

“Glad I did it, but now I’m just asking for a shake just I could go and be knocked out in one turn, maybe we don’t need judges He could fire me in 30 seconds If we come to the judges, if i win by two or three rounds it’s hard to get it unless it’s fair scorecards

“But it means everything to me Absolutely everything More than money, more than fame, more than anything I want to win so badly it’s a joke

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Ebene News – GB – Billy Joe Saunders “does his own thing” not to become Canelo’s magnificent seventh

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/boxing/canelo-saunders-billy-joe-fight-b1841802.html