News | May 09 2019

‘Chris Eubank Jnr does not want Billy Joe Saunders rematch’

Billy Joe Saunders will fight for the WBO super-middleweight world title on May 18, Frank Warren tells John Dennen
Billy Joe Saunders
Billy Joe Saunders was promoted by Frank Warren for nine years Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS will fight for the full WBO super-middleweight world title on May 18, when he boxes Shefat Isufi at the Stevenage football ground.

“It’s for the world title, it’s for the full title,” promoter Frank Warren told Boxing News. Victory would restore Saunders to a favourable position in his career. “He’ll have options. He can fight at super-middleweight or middleweight, that’s going to be his choice depending on who’s around,” Warren continued.

It will be interesting to see who is around. With Saunders’ old rival Chris Eubank Jnr securing a good over James DeGale at super-middleweight, that rematch would be appealing. But Warren is convinced that Eubank wouldn’t take it.