Billy Joe Saunders said he does not believe that mobility is a key point to beat Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, his next rival.
On the eve of the May 8 fight, Saunders and the Canelo gave a virtual press conference and discussed the ways to confront Canelo.
Saunders I’m talking about the fights that he Canelo had with rivals with a dynamic style and great mobility such as Erislandy Lara Y Austin trout.
“They didn’t win, did they? So I don’t think mobility is key, but I’m sure it helps, ”said the Briton. “How smart you are and where you move is more the key in this fight. I think my mobility helps me because if one of those bombs comes, I need to get out of the way. So yeah, it obviously helps. “
Always with a touch of irony, Billy Joe Saunders goes out of his way in praise, and hyperbole for the punching power of the Canelo.
“We don’t know until that night, until the bell rings,” he said. Saunders. “When the bell rings, we’ll see what happens. But he is the most devastating striker on the planet and he is the most fearsome man on the planet. We’ll see when the bell rings. I’ll tell you after the fight. “
The Englishman, super average champion of the OMB, he knows that the fight with him Canelo, It has been operating for a long time, as both have been rising in category in parallel.
“Canelo it’s been on my radar since I turned pro, ”he said. Saunders. “It is one of the names that has always been there. Now is my time to shine. My story is already written in my head, I just have to follow the script. I know that doing what I do best and giving everything I have will be history in itself ”.
Saunders He also talked about what it means to beat the Canelo.
“It would mean the world to me,” he said. Saunders. “I’ve been in boxing since I was five years old, and getting to this stage in my career is the pinnacle of the pinnacle. The fight will be for the legacy, which is what is at stake. I am happy to be part of this card, because when you see how far I have come, a lot of people told me that I was just going to participate, so I will do more than take part ”.
Billy Joe Saunders also spoke of his respect for Canelo
Measured in his statements, Billy Joe Saunders expressed his thoughts and feelings about Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
“I respect all the fighters who step into the ring,” he said. Saunders. “But there is no one outside the ring to make me bow to him. We are humans. I do not put myself below or above anyone. I respect him as a fighter, but that is where my respect goes with anyone ”.
The Brit also insisted on his annoyance that Eddie hearn, promoter of both, is talking about a future fight between Canelo Y Caleb Plant, before the fight with him.
“I only listen to you (Hearn) talking about that fight and the camp of Canelo. Tell me more ”, he said Saunders to Hearn at the press conference. “But I will seek to end those conversations. First, (Canelo) he has to beat me ”.
On how to beat the Canelo, Saunders answered simple.
“Only be Billy Joe Saunders“.