Billy Joe Saunders believes he’s destined to defeat Canelo Alvarez.
This Saturday night, May 8, Saunders and Canelo will collide with four titles at stake. Saunders holds the WBO Super-Middleweight Title, while Canelo is the WBA, WBC, and The Ring Champion.
Saunders’ team gave fight fans a bit of a scare when they claimed the fight was off due to an issue with the ring size. Saunders eventually revealed that the issue has been resolved.
Canelo is the betting favorite going into this fight but Saunders isn’t fazed by it. During his appearance on DAZN’s Off The Cuff show, Saunders said he’s prepared to shock the world (via BoxingScene.com).
“I don’t give a [expletive] about Canelo Alvarez. Not two [expletive]. For me, in my own brain, I look and I think. I’ve planned this out in my head and I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a little boy fighting in my front room. I look at myself and I’ve visualized this day coming. I’ve had dreams of this day happening since I was about five or six years old… I’ve got all the way here.
“This will be the biggest upset in boxing history, I believe. In certainly the last 20 years. For a Brit to go and do this. He’s dethroned and defeated six. Unlucky number seven for him and lucky number seven for me. I believe what’s meant to be will never pass you in life. And I believe this is meant to be.”
The highly-anticipated title fight will be held inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The winner of Canelo vs. Saunders will be one step closer to unifying all of the major gold at 168 pounds. All that would be left at that point is IBF Champion Caleb Plant.