Saunders’ fellow Brit John Ryder told Sky Sports that he would be in Texas and willing to step in to fight Canelo.
He said: “I think [Saunders] is going to get what he wants. I was always due to go out to Dallas. Eddie wanted me to get out there and do a bit of promotion, for my up and coming fight in June, so I was always heading out there. But I mean if he gives me the call, I’ll pack the gum shield and protector.”
Ryder admitted his chances of replacing Saunders were “very small” and said: “You don’t come this far in a fight to let it go at the last minute, because of a couple of foot.”