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Billy Joe Saunders: "I have the tools to beat Canelo"

Published On Wednesday, December 23, 2020By British Boxing News

Billy Joe Saunders confident in his abilities to beat P4P King Canelo

Billy Joe Saunders insists that he has every tool possible to beat Canelo Alvarez – as he bids to land a showdown with the Mexican star next year.

Canelo (54-1-2, 36 KOs) was in action on Saturday as he defeated Callum Smith by unanimous decision to win the WBA and vacant WBC super-middleweight titles.

He made it clear after the fight that he wants unifications next, and WBO super-middleweight champion Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) is determined to get the fight made.

Saunders told IFL TV: “We’re pushing very hard for the Canelo fight. I believe in my heart that I have the tools to beat Canelo. I need to be prepared to beat that man and I will. I’m waiting for the chance.

“I’ll be on the phone trying to get this fight made. I’m missing that big defining fight, and I think you’ll see the best of me. I’ve never been in the ring and not found a way to win Hopefully, the fight can get made now. There is no bigger fight that can be made at the weight.

“You have to have more than a boxing brain to beat Canelo. You have to have that graft around you. It’s a good fight and it’s one that should happen. It’s a unification and one of the biggest fights out there. I believe on my night, I have every tool in the box to beat Canelo Alvarez.

“If I wanted to get my money [against Canelo], I could have gotten it a couple of times. It’s not just about the money. The money comes with that. I just feel that I have the beating of him.”

Saunders and Alvarez were due to clash before, on May 2, but the global pandemic put a stop to that fight. Then, negotiations for a September fight didn't go anywhere, after BJS claimed the Canelo camp were trying to cut him short.

“There shouldn’t be a reason why this fight shouldn’t get made. MTK is confident the fight will be made as well as Eddie Hearn. So let’s get it on.”

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