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  Canelo vs. Saunders Final Press Conference

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Canelo Alvarez


I feel really thankful with the response of the people and that boxing is a sport that brings everything back to normal. Im ready for this fight.

Hes a great fighter, he has a lot of ability and hes a southpaw. Im not the same fighter I was six or seven years ago, this Saturday I will show that.

Ive been involved in a lot of big fights and this is just another day at the office. I come to win, like I said boxing is my life and I come here to win.

Eddy Reynoso


Itll be a great fight, two of the best middleweight fighters in the world in front of 70,000 people especially after the pandemic. It gives me a lot of joy and honour to be there as a Mexican in the ring.

Hes a great fighter, hes a two-time champion for a reason. He has a good trainer, he knows how to defend, he moves around really well. We know its going to be a good fight on and off the ring.
 

Billy Joe Saunders


Ive been boxing all my life, Ive been boxing since I was five years old, Ive dragged up on the gypsy camps. We can all have the rough, tough talk growing up as kids. Im here for a reason, theres no other reasons for me to be here apart from to win. Not about fame or anything else, to win.

I dont think weve had somebody come to win for a very long time. Weve had a lot of people turn up, collect cheques and fly out but we havent had the heart, soul and IQ that Ill bring to the ring on Saturday night to win.

I cant talk what hes done down, hes done brilliant things for boxing. Hes a good champion but like I said, theres a time in life where you get tested, sometimes when you forget where come from and forget all those hard things thats brought you to where youre at sometimes that can make it difficult on yourself. I think hes going to be bumping into the wrong man Saturday night to be going home with titles. Im looking forward to a very good fight but most definitely the win.

I think Ive been up against the crowds before; Ive travelled as an amateur to the Olympics game at 18, theres no bigger pressure on someones shoulders when theyre stepping in front of millions of people there.

Theres added pressure coming for both of us for this fight because both of us dont want to go home the loser. At the end of the day, half the Mexican people like him, half dont, so hopefully half that dont like him will be supporting the Gypsy boy, well get it rocking and rolling. This is for all the Gypsies back home, everyone in the UK, plus half the Mexicans, get behind me.
 

Tom Saunders


Hes been boxing since he was five years old, hes amateur pedigree is second to none. Everything is there and were ready for the job.

This is what weve been waiting for, hes trained all his life for it. Weve left no stone unturned and on fight night youre going to see something special. Theres only one winner, thats Billy Joe Saunders.

Ive been speaking to a lot of people back home and the UKs right behind him. Theres a lot of gypsy magic in this fight, theres a spell been cast so well definitely see something special.

Elwin Soto


Im very happy for this opportunity, hes a really good fighter and were going to come out here and try to do a good job.

Its a great emotion inside, its a great opportunity that was given to be and I have to take advantage. Im very happy inside.

I want to come out victorious this Saturday and after that maybe think about unify at 108 pounds and continue to move forward.

Katsunari Takayama


First of all, thank you for giving me this great opportunity. On Saturday, I look forward to giving back the title from two different divisions.

Soto is a very angry and aggressive fighter, very strong punches. Im ready to fight on Saturday.

Kieron Conway

If I didnt believe I could win I wouldnt be here. Its good to finally be here, it took a long time to get that visa I didnt think it was going to happen. If anything, its made it better for me, were getting the job done, looking to put in a decent performance on Saturday night and really impress.

Thats what its all about, taking the opportunity. Im not nervous yet, this is my job its boxing. Ive got nothing to be nervous about, this is what dreams are. I came from small hall boxing, making no money when I was fighting, sometimes even losing money to fight.

Now Im here, theres no pressure on me, Im here to put on a real solid performance on and come out with the win. Im excited and ready to go.

All those guys are looking for the right route, the easy route, the one they think is comfortable. Including Ted with Metcalfe, it is what it is with that fight. Im here to test myself, Soule is a very good fighter, Im here to show Im the best of that division.

Souleymane Cissokho


Im very excited, I take this fight very serious. I know hes a good fighter, hes confident so Im ready to go.

We had good preparation for this fight, a good camp, the sparring was good. Josh is ready, more than ready for his next fight. Im ready to go for Saturday and next for Josh.

In front of 70,000 people, thats amazing. This is a big blessing for me, this is a huge card and Im very happy to be here. My first international belt on the line, thats very good for me Im more than ready.

Marc Castro


All I can say is, Ive been blessed. I had a lot of major setbacks in 2020 but to be on my third Canelo card I feel like this is all Gods plan all along.

I feel good with this opponent, its a major step up I feel like we had lost ground from my last fight but Im happy with this opponent. I work hard every fight so its going to show.

Frank Sanchez


Truth is, Ive come to do my job. I want to show everything but Im going to do my fight and if the knockout comes, it comes.

I feel really happy with the preparation, everything come out okay and Im happy with the work weve done.

I feel ready to face them whenever that happens, whenever it is, when it happens, Ill come out, do my job I feel ready for anything right now.

Nagy Aguilera

Its a huge opportunity for me, Ive been training really hard. I was training for another fight, but it got cancelled twice. Three weeks out they call me, and I really liked this fight. I stayed in shape and accepted the fight I really like this match.

This is a good opportunity, hes a good fighter top of the world right now. This will change my whole career and life. Im been training, Ive been doing my thing, Im healthy and Ill have to do what I have to do.

Keyshawn Davis


Im glad Im back here, with DAZN, makes me feel like Im at home for some reason. I appreciate the love youve been showing me and my brother life is great right now.

I feel like my major statement is going to be this Saturday. I want to show my comfortability in the ring, I want to show that Im progressing each fight. Im pretty sure Im going to show that this Saturday.

I want to start looking like a real professional fighter in there only going six rounds. I want to show these top guys right now that Keyshawn Davis is here, hes coming and hes on your heels.

Kelvins a great fighter, hes 1-0 fighting a fighter whos 8-2. I feel like that speaks a lot about him, I feel like Kelvin is going to shock a lot of people. Hes 60, 140, southpaw, lengthy, power, strength, he really has everything I have except from the big opportunities that I had. Now hes got one this Saturday and I feel like hes going to show everything he can come to the table with.

Kelvin Davis


This is a really big for me. Ive been fighting all my life for an opportunity like this, so Im really blessed for the opportunity. This is my time to showcase my talent and what I can really do.

We competed in any sport we played before we got into boxing. When we got into boxing and fighting, we pushed each other, competed at home, just got each other better mentally stronger and physically stronger to be able to fight on a stage like this.

Christian Alan Gomez Duran


Truth is, its a great opportunity and I want to thank you for allowing me to be on this card. Im going to give it my all on Saturday, show all the preparation thats gone in and hopefully have a good result.

The plan for me is to do as much as I can in boxing and if theres something more than being the champion of the world, were going to work towards achieving that as well.



 

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