Issue | News | Premium | Aug 13 2019

Billy Joe Saunders: ‘I’d do a better job on GGG than Canelo did’

After signing with new promoter Eddie Hearn, Billy Joe Saunders runs through his options
Billy Joe Saunders
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AFTER leaving long-term promoter Frank Warren, Billy Joe Saunders has signed a multi-fight deal with Matchroom.

His first fight of this new deal with be in late October or early November either in Britain or America.

Saunders, previously the WBO 160lbs champion, moved up to win the WBO’s vacant super-middleweight crown against Shefat Isufi in May. He is now angling for big name opponents and will hope to make the most of Eddie Hearn’s links to DAZN and Sky fighters. His primary targets are Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, both popular fighters in the US locked into deals with streaming service DAZN. In the UK a unification with Callum Smith, the WBA 168lbs ruler who beat George Groves last year, would also be significant.


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