Canelo laughs off Saunders excuses

05 May 2021 23:11:16 GMTPlus10

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has dismissed claims by Billy Joe Saunders' camp that Saturday's mega-fight won't go ahead.

The Mexican insisted that their world super-middleweight title unification fight would take place at AT & T Stadium as planned despite his British opponent's failure to turn up for Tuesday's media head-to-head.

Saunders had gone public with a number of concerns, including the size of the ring, but Canelo gave short shrift to what he called 'excuses'.

Mexican superstar Canelo was never concerned by Saunders' threat to walk away and was always adamant the fight would go ahead, while he is completely unphased by the tweak to the ring dimensions.

"I don't care about the size of the ring. I'm just going to go there and do my job," he told the media after Saunders' no-show.

"It's not the only excuse he's had. He's had plenty of excuses. He has to fight on Saturday. The fight is going to happen. That is not a problem."

Saunders has also aired concerns over the judges for Saturday's fight, with three Americans chosen despite the 31-year-old's hopes that a Brit could be involved, though Canelo is adamant the judging line-up does not favour him.

He added: "Excuses, excuses, excuses. I'm in the USA. I'm Mexican. So we're going to fight in the USA, not in Mexico. You know, it's just excuses. I hope we don't need the judges."

Canelo is 1.16 to do the business in Texas on Saturday night with Saunders 5.25 to win.

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