WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders is motivated to derail the plans of his own promoter, Eddie Hearn.
Saunders will face WBC, WBA champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in a unification clash on May 8th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Hearn is also working with Canelo, on a fight by fight basis, and is already discussing the scenario of Canelo facing IBF champion Caleb Plant on a date in September in a full division unification.
"I’m a bit disappointed because he’s already planning venues for the Caleb Plant fight. You know. It’s one of them. People can say what they want and you know, you got this shot. And people look at… f--- the money. F--- everything. I’m here to win,” Saunders told IFL TV.
Although Hearn has obviously been talking up the possibility of staging Canelo vs. Plant in the fall, he also believes Saunders has the perfect style to beat the Mexican star.
"Billy Joe Saunders for a long time has said he will beat Canelo Alvarez. He has the style to beat him. I’ll tell you one thing, I think if there’s anyone in the division that will beat or could beat Canelo, it’s Billy Joe Saunders — because he has the style and the movement and he has something different in his head," Hearn told Fight Hub TV.
"No fear. He can come out and he boxes and he moves and he flows, you know. Other fighters come out (tense). Same with Yildirim. That’s why this will be a good fight because Yildirim — no fear. He’ll come out, take his time, two or three rounds and then Joel Diaz will say to him ‘right, now’s your chance, go for it.’ And he’ll let his hands go. But that’s very dangerous, but it’s exciting."