The Briton faces the Mexican on 8 May looking to add the pound-for-pound superstar’s WBC and WBA titles to his own WBO belt.
Saunders is a big underdog for the bout at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, but the world heavyweight champion believes his friend is primed to pull off a shock.
Fury said: “Billy Joe Saunders is 100 per cent mentally in the right place, he knows what he has to do and he will do it, he will rise up to the top and claim greatness.
“I was wrote off many times in the past and have always come through. We are cut from the same cloth, same breed of animals, Canelo has fought them all but never a Fighting Gypsy, we are a different breed of animal to anything he has come across before. Domination with the help of God.”
Fury, meanwhile, is edging closer to finalising a deal to fight Anthony Joshua to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion.
A site is yet to be confirmed for the summer spectacular, but Eddie Hearn hinted that both fighters have fully agreed to a deal and only paperwork remains before an official announcement can be made.
“They’ve signed the contract,” Hearn told Talk Sport. “We presented them both with an offer from a site, which they both approved and accepted.
“We are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s and you will get an announcement soon, but that fight is going to be happening this summer. “It is one of the biggest of all time, probably the sporting event of 2021, so fingers crossed – we are nearly there.
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