(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Tyson Fury is confident that Billy Joe Saunders will do the job on Canelo Alvarez when they finally face each other in the eagerly-anticipated unification showdown on May 8.
The undefeated Brit, who was initially scheduled to fight Canelo last year prior to the Covid outbreak, will finally get his shot on May 8, when he puts his WBO super-middleweight strap on the line against his opponent’s WBC and WBA titles in a mouthwatering clash.
The May fight was set up after Canelo defended his title when mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim failed to answer the bell for the fourth round in February, and Saunders faces an almighty task to overcome the pound-for-pound king who last lost in 2013 against Floyd Mayweather.
But Fury has given his full backing to his lifelong friend to shock the Mexican at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.
Alongside a picture of the duo training together, Fury wrote on Instagram: ‘Billy Joe Saunders is 100% mentally in the right place, he knows what he has to do and he will do it, he will rise up to the top and claim greatness.’
Fury then made reference to the duo’s Traveller background, claiming Canelo will be in for a surprise against Saunders as they are a ‘different breed of animal’.
Heavyweight king Fury added: ‘I was wrote off many times in the past and have always come through.
‘We are cut from the same cloth, same breed of animals, Canelo has fought them all but never a Fighting Gypsy, we are a different breed of animal to anything he has come across before. Domination with the help of God.