Eddy Reynoso, the head trainer for four division world champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, has reacted to the recent statements from Billy Joe Saunders.
Canelo and Saunders will meet in the ring on May 8th, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. DAZN will carry the contest.
The WBC, WBA, WBO super middleweight titles will be at stake.
Saunders believes Canelo has issues with good boxers - and points to the Mexican star's sole defeat, which came in 2013 at the hands of Floyd Mayweather, who won a one-sided twelve round decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Canelo also had trouble with boxers like Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout.
During the last few years, Canelo greatly improved with world title wins at junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight and even light heavyweight.
Many observers view him as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.
"The Saul from back then is very different from the one we see now and Saunders is not Mayweather, it's that simple," Reynoso explained to ESPN Deportes.
Reynoso recognized the quality of their upcoming opponent, who is undefeated and a two-division world champion, but he's confident that Canelo has the proper tools and abilities to walk away with a big win.
"It will be a difficult fight, because Saunders is a champion at 168 pounds. It will be a difficult fight but in the end the quality of Saul and the strength that he has will see him prevail," Reynoso assured.
Should Canelo win, he will move forward to a September showdown with IBF champion Caleb Plant - in a fight to crown the undisputed king at super middleweight.