“I’m ready to make history”: Canelo Alvarez is a few days away from his fight against Billy Joe Saunders

Canelo Alvarez said he wasn’t afraid of Billie Joe Saunders’ style (Photo: Peter Foley / EFE)

17 days before the fight between Sail Alvarez and Billie Joe SaundersConferences and announcements were more attended. Although, attitudes about who can win the battle have been divided and even Some have secured the victory of the British, Tapatío announced Self-confidence, because he is not afraid of the style of his competitor.

I know what Saunders has He is a fast fighter. He moves a lot, left-handed, hard, but at these levels I have to adapt to either style And I’m ready for that Made history And for what style, “he emphasized during a hypothetical press conference on Wednesday April 21st.

Since May 5, 2012, “Canelo” Alvarez developed all of his career exhibitions in stages in the United States. Thanks to this, along with his talent for wearing gloves, he created a wonderful pastime among Mexicans living in that country, but also among some experts and local sports fans of that country. So, He has confirmed he will have people’s support on the night of May 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Saúl Canelo Álvarez will face Billy Joe Saunders on May 8 (Photo: MatchroomBoxing)
Saúl Canelo Álvarez will face Billy Joe Saunders on May 8 (Photo: MatchroomBoxing)

After the health emergency imposed due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2, Both boxers have stopped seeing activity for much of 2020. It wasn’t until December that Alvarez won the Super Middleweight titles awarded by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the World Boxing Association (WBA). Reality, More than 13 months of inactivity was reason enough for extensive planning Agenda Mexican for this year.

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“I feel at my best. I really wanted to fight. She took 13 months without a fight and This is why I will be fighting nearly three times in five months. I feel happy and ready, Boxing is my lifeHe stressed.

Meanwhile, Saunders was inactive for the same period of time. However, While Alvarez only united two addresses in December 2020And the The British have won the award endorsed by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) since May 2019. Indeed, in the second fight in the same year, as well as in December 2020, he managed to retain the title against Argentine Marcelo Esteban Coseres and his compatriot Martin Murray, respectively.

Billie Joe Saunders has defended his mace twice since 2019 (Photo: Andrew Canridge / Reuters)
Billie Joe Saunders has defended his mace twice since 2019 (Photo: Andrew Canridge / Reuters)

this way Canelo will become the third competitor in the class. Despite the successful defense of his belt, as well as the exemplary record of 30 wins, 14 knockouts and no losses to his opponent, he affirmed that “I will win, without a doubt. I am training a hundred. I came to win and I want to make history. It’s the only thing going on in my head. “

Meanwhile, this prodigy boxer was admitted in the UK Facing the best pound for a pound at the moment was one of his most desired goals of his careerWell, “Canelo has been on the radar since I became a professional boxer. He’s one of the competitors I’ve always wanted to face and now I have to shine.”

Canelo retained his consolidated title against Avni Yildirim by knockout (Image: Instagram / Canelo)
Canelo retained his consolidated title against Avni Yildirim by knockout (Image: Instagram / Canelo)

However, an important challenge in his career raised doubts about the validity of the possible scenario in which judges would prefer his opponent. After the comments by Eddie Hearn, about the Mexican measure against Caleb Blunt to standardize the titles of his division, He assured that his defeat is a foregone conclusion. In this sense he said:

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Instead, it was already fixed. It’s a scandal, it has already been fixed. The results are already finished. We know there is a lot of corruption in boxingIn an interview with the YouTube channel IFL TV.

With these statements, they tend to dispute the three available titles, amounting to 168 pounds. Unlike poetry with Avni Yildirim, Saunders has arguments that make him more likely to thwart Alvarez’s ambitions this year.

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