The coach of Billy Joe Saunders, Mark Tibbs, revealed the strategy that they will try to carry out on May 8, when the British face Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez in the unification of the super middle belts of the AMB, OMB Y CMB.
“We cannot run in this fight,” he said from The Vegas, Nevada, where Saunders held his preparation camp at the high-performance center of the UFC. “We cannot run. We have to keep our feet close to the ground and we have to slide and slide, and not get caught by what he (Canelo) makes”.
Some days ago, Billy joe He declared that he believed that the fight against the Guadalajara was already arranged, since he was already in talks to unify against Caleb Plant and thus have all the belts of the super middle division.
“It is about being disciplined in what he has to do and not locking his horns and planting his feet, because it will not work in our favor if we do that,” he said. Tibbs. “Saunders knows what to do. Canelo knows what to do. I hope that Billy joe can follow your intelligent thinking and hit you. That’s what we plan ”.
Billy Joe’s physical form
Also, recently, Saunders He published a photograph showing off his physique in which it was noted that he is in great shape. About, Mark said Saunders he has remained very disciplined.
“He’s in good (physical) condition,” said the coach. “I can only say that he has been consistent working with a conditioner, because we know the importance and the magnitude of the fight. We started this camp with that of (Martin) Murray and we have continued ”.
His last fight was on December 4, 2020 against Murray, in what was his second defense of the super middleweight belt of the OMB, taking the victory by unanimous decision by cards of 120-109, 118-110 and 120-109.
“We had two weeks off in Christmas, but we have kept the balance well and it has remained well, it has been eating well “, he confessed Mark Tibbs.
On billboard of Matchroom and transmitted by DAZN, Canelo Y Billy joe will unify the belts next Saturday, May 8, at the AT&T Stadium, on Arlington, Texas.