Saunders fires warning to Canelo

08 May 2021 21:23:15 GMTPlus10

Billy Joe Saunders believes he will take the world titles from Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez "by storm" in their world super-middleweight title unification clash this weekend.

Saunders weighed in at 167.8lbs, heavier than his Mexican counterpart 'Canelo', who came in at 167.4lbs and is looking to add to his WBA [Super], WBC and The Ring titles in the fight in Texas.

The weigh-in featured a fiery face-off between the pair and Saunders made clear he is confident of defeating the four-weight world champion.

Britain's WBO champion Saunders goes into this clash yet to taste defeat after 30 fights and the 31-year-old insists his "winning mentality" can see him to victory in an encounter he has been after for a number of years.

The winner of the battle could be set to take on IBF champion Caleb Plant in an undisputed showdown in September this year.

Speaking to DAZN, Saunders, who saw off compatriot Martin Murray in December, said: "I have the belief, I have the spirit, I have the winning mentality - I don't come here to lay down, I come here to win.

"I don't think Alvarez has faced a man with as much heart and determination to win as me.

"It's going to be a good fight, he's a great champion, but to be honest with you, I've come here to take all of these titles and take them by storm."

Saunders is 4.75 to beat Canelo and the Briton can be backed at 17.00 to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification.

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