Billy Joe Saunders: Canelo is 'fearsome' but I can ruin his undisputed plans

"My history is already written in my head and I just have to follow the script."

Billy Joe Saunders has called Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez 'devastating' and 'fearsome' ahead of their world title fight next month.

On May 8, Saunders will take on the pound-for-pound king at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

Victory would see the talented Briton add the WBA and WBC super-middleweight belts to his WBO strap.

It would also make him only the second fighter to beat Canelo, behind undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather.

Since his defeat to the American, Canelo has grown into one of the sport's highest-profile athletes. Stunning knockout victories over Britain's Liam Smith and light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev have only improved his legacy.

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When asked if he could control Canelo's power, Saunders told Sky Sports: "We don't know until the bell goes. He is the most devastating puncher on the planet, the most fearsome man on the planet."

The Mexican, who has won world titles at middleweight and welterweight previously, has already stated his desire of unifying the division.

He wants to face IBF champion Caleb Plant if he overcomes Saunders. Speaking about those plans, Saunders said: "I am looking to put a spanner in the works for that."

The 31-year-old added: "It would mean the world to me [to win]. I started boxing aged five and now this is the pinnacle.

"This fight is legacy because of what's on the line. My history is already written in my head and I just have to follow the script.

"Canelo has been on my radar since I turned pro. Now is my time to shine."

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