Billy Joe Saunders will”take pleasure” in ruining Mexican lovers’ vacations by beating their protagonist Saul’Canelo’ Alvarez.
Unbeaten WBO super-middleweight champion Saunders says his fantasy struggle will be on Cinco de Mayo, the May celebration weekend on which the Mexican boxes from Canelo.
“That’s because he’s the head of boxing and I would like the chance to conquer him,” Saunders told Sky Sports. “Here’s the really scary thing – I understand I can do it.
“I would take pleasure in destroying Cinco de Mayo for its Mexican fans.”
When Gennadiy Golovkin held the IBF, WBA and WBC gold of that the division, saunders held the WBO middleweight title. Canelo will go two branches up to challenge WBO light-heavyweight winner Sergey Kovalev, and conquer on Golovkin after a draw in their first fight.
But WBA and WBC belts are still held by him at middleweight, also Saunders thinks they have been on a crash program.
He explained:”I watched Canelo fight Ryan Rhodes and Matthew Hatton. I have known since day one since I put our paths could cross. I always knewdreamed, when people did what would occur.
“Just the same as David Lemieux – that I always knew our paths would crosstoo, and they also did. Just the like getting world winner – that I always knew I would do it, and I did.”
The only defeat at a career that has brought world titles in three divisions to him of canelo was against Floyd Mayweather, six decades back.
“With a fighter such as Canelo you can’t go in the ring having a game-plan,” Saunders explained. “You will need to think:’this is my one and only opportunity to change my title from being good to great’.
“[Former trainer] Jimmy Tibbs consistently said there’s a gap. If I said a person was a fighter, Jimmy might say:’No, Muhammad Ali and Rocky Marciano were good fighters – this guy is a fighter’.
“Canelo isn’t great. He is good.
“I might seem terrible in 10 fights in a row however if you put Canelo facing me, it’s another ball-game.
“A fighter love me? My personality has overcome him and that I think I can do it .”
Saunders had previously said, when linking with promoter Eddie Hearn:”Styles make fights. [Canelo] had a variety of problem against Erislandy Lara. I thought when Canelo had been his prime, Lara nicked that fight. Currently Canelo has knee shoulder and supports supports.”
Saunders will next defend his world title into KSI vs Logan Paul on November 9 on the undercard.

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