WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders is not planning to 'run' around the ring when he faces WBA, WBC champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on May 8th, at a location to be determined.
Canelo saw action last Saturday night, when he blew away mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in three rounds at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
In the last few years, Canelo has dominated numerous British boxers - including Callum Smith, Liam Smith, Amir Khan and Rocky Fielding.
Saunders watched as some of them attempted to win by running around the ring and boxing - tactics Saunders will avoid.
“I’m the seventh Brit he’s faced, he’s dealt with six of them very comfortably. The Brits like dancing and moving and thinking they’ve gotta run away, but I will be there for him to hit. I will be in range for him to hit," Saunders told Talk Sport.
“I’ll be setting traps, the same as he’ll be setting traps. I don’t think running a million miles an hour is gonna do me any justice… He’s not got the best engine in the world, Canelo. He’s very good at what he does, extremely good at what he does, but there’s faults there. We’ve seen people try to run away and box him, we’ve seen people try to use the brawn, but we’ve only seen one man use his brain and that was Floyd Mayweather.
“Brain over brawn here. Brain wins this, technical thinking wins this.”
The only loss on Canelo's record, was when he was dominated by Floyd Mayweather in 2013.
Mayweather easily outboxed the far less experienced Canelo, at a catch-weight of 150-pounds.
Saunders also believes Canelo should been on the losing end of his first meeting with Gennadiy Golovkin in 2016. The bout ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.
“This is the way I look at it – you have to win every moment, every second in that ring when that bell goes. I’m prepared to put everything down, all of the chips down. As long as I get a fair decision then I believe in my heart of hearts that the job is definitely not an impossible job," Saunders said.
“People go on about how good he is, how great he is. But let’s not forget he’s been beat [by Floyd Mayweather] and he got beat in the first fight with Golovkin as well I thought. Let’s just hope that it’s all a fair playing field in and out the ring, and we can get to work.”