Tyson Fury’s exchange with Canelo Alvarez ahead of Billy Joe Saunders clash

Tyson Fury and Canelo Alvarez exchanged pleasantries as the Mexican gears up for his clash with Billy Joe Saunders.

Alvarez and Saunders will meet for three of the four super-middleweight world titles on Saturday night.

Fury is in Dallas to support his fellow Brit while he prepares for his own showdown with Anthony Joshua.

And before Alvarez and Saunders faced off at the press conference, Fury said as Alvarez walked past: "He’s a good-looking man!”, to which the four-weight champion replied: "Thank you" as he smiled and bowed.

He and Saunders then exchanged words during the press conference but unlike 24 hours earlier, there was no heated face-off to follow.

Saunders had upped the ante earlier in the week when he claimed he was ready to fly home if a bigger ring was not installed into the At&T Stadium.

The Brit was demanding a 24-foot ring instead of the 18-foot one he was told would be in place. Alvarez was initially willing only to move to 20 feet but eventually relented and gave in to his rival's demand.

The pair then exchanged taunts during their first face-off on Wednesday with Saunders making reference to Alvarez's failed drugs test in 2018 which he blamed on tainted meat.

But it was pure business at the press conference as Saunders insisted he was the one to end Alvarez's march towards becoming the undisputed champion.

"He's had a lot of people turn up collect cheques and fly out but you haven't had the heart and soul and IQ that I will bring to the ring," he said.

"I can't talk down what he's done, he's done brilliant things for boxing. He's a good champion but there's a time in life where you get tested. when you forget where you come from and all the hard things you've been through.

"I think he's bumped into the wrong man and I'm going to be going home with the belts."

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