Inspirational Quotes from Billy Joe Saunders

I’m fighting for the Commonwealth title on Saturday and I believe I’ll be ready for a world title shot in the next 18 months.

Billy Joe Saunders

It is an honour to fight at the Royal Albert Hall.

Billy Joe Saunders

You’ve got to look and pick your shots – and that’s where your class and skill comes out.

Billy Joe Saunders

Boxing has kept me off the streets, stops me smoking and drinking and gives me something to do.

Billy Joe Saunders

My trainer Jimmy Tibbs and my promoter Frank Warren told me that I had to be patient and get the jab going.

Billy Joe Saunders

I’m one of the best finishers in the business, so I went for it.

Billy Joe Saunders

I’d always said that I’d like to have a title by the next Olympics, so this is a great opportunity, and could be the start of my climb to a world title.

Billy Joe Saunders

But my promoter Frank Warren knows what he is doing, and has been through this cycle many times with other fighters.

Billy Joe Saunders

The Commonwealth is one of three belts I want to win before going for a world title.

Billy Joe Saunders

I had a good chance when I went to Beijing and the guy who beat me, I’d beaten him three weeks before and he went on to win silver.

Billy Joe Saunders

I was only 18 and I’d be 22 if I was competing at London. I’m stronger and more experienced and I know I would have won gold.

Billy Joe Saunders

But as an amateur, the highest level you can box at is the Olympics. I did that at 18 and felt it was time to move on to other challenges as a professional.

Billy Joe Saunders

People are starting to see that now and I’ve learnt more from those 10 rounds than I have in my previous 10 fights.

Billy Joe Saunders

There’s such a big buzz around boxing at the moment. Everything’s happening and there’s so much building up with a lot of young talent coming through.

Billy Joe Saunders

I’ve had two fights within a month and I can’t ask for more than that.

Billy Joe Saunders