Deep in training camp for his September 16th World Title defence, Billy Joe Saunders is fixated on the the task ahead of him.
Speaking to World Boxing News, Saunders touched on the move to Sheffield from London to work with new coach Dominic Ingle: “Me and Dom are working well and clicking together as trainer and fighter.
“My nutrition side with Greg Marriot looking after me, I’ve been really impressed on the nutritional diet side of things. I’m feel fit, strong and ready to go! I’m ahead of schedule, I can’t wait to get in there and defend my title,” he added.
The Hertfordshire native has also been studying his American opponent, using his KO loss to Gennady Golovkin in as a reference point. “He’s fresh to be fair, he just took a bit of a pasting from GGG and quit. At this level it gets this hard and that’s why there are levels.
“He’s got a certain level and he couldn’t hack it. I know what level I’m on and I don’t think he’ll hack it with me so we’ll see.”
Away from training the usually brash Saunders has been using his rest days to help the homeless in the local area: “I’ve been doing my bit for the homeless around Sheffield, feeding them and giving them some dry bedding sheets. That’s what I’ve been doing on my rest days,” explained the 27-year-old.
“I help as many as I can but I can’t help everyone. As many as I see walk past I’ll help them with food, give them a bit of money, make sure they’ve got clothes. It’s just a small bit back.”
Earlier this week Saunders admitted he has done too much talking during a frustrating time outside of the ring, and now wants to let his fists do the talking.
Billy Joe Saunders defends his WBO World Middleweight Title against Willie Monroe Jr. on September 16th at the Copper Box Arena.