The final press conference between Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and Billy Joe Saunders, prior to their Cinco de Mayo celebration dust up at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington,Texas.
“Very grateful to the people, and the response they have provided. I am proud to bring boxing back to this new normal and I am deeply grateful to everyone involved,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
On the warpath Canelo commented: “Saunders is a boxer with many skills, apart from being left-handed; but I am not the same as six years ago. I am more mature in the ring. I have been involved in many important bouts, so it’s one more day at the office! I am very happy to be here and as always, we will give one hundred percent. I come to win, boxing is my life and that’s how I take it.”
Trainer Eddy Reynoso said: “We will have a difficult fight against Saunders. They are the two best super middleweight in the world fighting before 70 thousand people. Gathering so many people is a pride and also to be part of this card.”
Saunders, who is supported by the WBC heavyweight champion, The “Gypsy King” Tyson Fury, commented:
“I have boxed my whole life, since I was 5 years old. I have been dragged into the gypsy fields. We can all talk about how difficult our childhood was, but I am here for a reason and it is to win. Canelo has done brilliant things in boxing. He is a good champion, but he has come across the wrong man. On Saturday night we will have a great fight.”
The World Boxing Council, who will present the winner of the fight with the commemorative Mestizo Belt, presented today special recognitions to Canelo and his team.