Boxing News At Five | Sep 17 2018

Boxing News at Five: DeGale announces tune-up ahead of something ‘nice and juicy’, Eubank Jr gets opponent, and Saunders talks Canelo vs. Golovkin II

Now without a belt, James DeGale lines up a September fight, Chris Eubank gets an opponent for Jeddah, and Billy Joe Saunders comments on Canelo vs. Golovkin II
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James DeGale Media Work-Out  |  Action Images/Reuters/John Sibley

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS is often controversial and often oversteps the mark but seems to be keeping things unusually sensible when commenting on Saturday’s middleweight super-fight between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin.

The WBO world middleweight champion, linked to fights with both in recent years, has decided against meeting controversy decision with controversy statement and instead admits the fight, won by Alvarez via majority decision, could have gone either way.

“It was close,” Saunders told talkSPORT. “When you’re champion you can’t just get pipped at the post, you’ve really got to get it took off you, in my opinion.

 

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