READY TO PAY THE BIL
Canelo is ‘fed up’ with Billy Joe Saunders ahead of their fight tonight, according to former world champion Chris Algieri.
When asked if Saunders is trying to get under Canelo’s skin, Algieri told Fighthype: “Maybe, but I also think that’s just the way Saunders is, and I mean in terms of his personality, not so much his fighting style.
“Maybe that is why he does that, but I just think that’s the way he is. He’s a ball buster, and it’s hilarious. But Canelo is not looking too enthused.
“I think this is the most focused I’ve seen him in a fight week in a long time. He [Saunders] could [get it to work for him], but Canelo at this point is such a seasoned veteran.
“It’s going to be really tough to get him off his game, to get him off his focus to the point where it’ll affect him negatively.
“Don’t poke the bear. It seems like it. It was funny that exchange with the handshake and the fist,” Algieri added when asked if Canelo will make Saunders pay for his trash talk.
“I thought that was really indicative because it seemed like Billy Joe was going to fake it, and Canelo beat him to it. He’s like, ‘Uh ah.’
“I thought that was an interesting exchange between the two. It seems like Canelo is fed up.”