Four-division world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has cautioned Billy Joe Saunders to stop making excuses before their fight gets off the ground.
Canelo and Saunders will collide in a WBC, WBO, WBA super middleweight unification clash on May 8th from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
In a recent interview, Saunders complained about the selection of judges.
Saunders is also annoyed that there is already talk of Canelo competing in the fall against IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant.
Canelo is deep in training and not paying much attention to Saunders' comments.
"Losers always make excuses, and always ahead of time. When I fight, I'm ready for any style. If you want to go out there and move, if you want to go out and do whatever you want, I am ready for that," Canelo told ESPN Deportes.
Canelo expects Saunders' style to be tough in the early rounds, but he expects to make adjustments and then take over the fight.
The only loss of Canelo's career came in 2013, when he was outboxed over twelve rounds by Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"I am aware that it is going to be a difficult fight, because he's a left-hander, because of the style he has, but it is a matter of having patience," said Canelo.
"You have to be patient, there are fighters with whom you have to be patient with. At that time (when I lost against Floyd Mayweather in 2013) I did not have the experience of today. I have the experience of being patient, looking for the moment, winning round by round, without needing to get desperate and wanting to get a knock out, I think it's totally different now."