Billy Joe Saunders appeared on Instagram Live on Sunday morning to celebrate his fight with the official announcement of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
The dream fight Saunders has been aiming for since becoming world champion in 2015 is now a reality, and he has chosen to make the most of the moment by wearing an apron with a fake penis and testicles attached.
Overnight, Canelo stopped Avni Yildirim in three rounds, and immediately after the victory his next mission was confirmed.
Saunders responded by saying while wearing the ridiculous outfit, “Alright, I just wanted to say a big thank you to Canelo, I’m a huge fan.
“I’ve been training for a long time for this, I’ve been waiting a long, long time.
“It has been frustrating to wait, but thank you sir for the opportunity.
“I’m just going to come get my money and go home, you know.”
“He’s one of them. It’s going to be good, it’s going to be very good.
“I just want to thank everyone this morning for watching this, I’m just proud to be alive.
“I am so happy to even be here to participate in this event.
“To participate in this event, obviously I’m not going to win, I’m just going to go, just look at the numbers.”
Canelo’s reaction to the confirmation of the fight was slightly different.
The pound-for-pound king stood in the ring after his victory over Yildirim and said of Saunders: “He’s a very tough fighter. We have to go for it.
Regarding the famous trashy speech from his next opponent, Canelo added: “People are talking, but I’m a mature fighter. I know how to control myself. “