News | Apr 26 2017

Billy Joe Saunders left frustrated after Gennady Golovkin fight falls through

Billy Joe Saunders will fight Avtandil Khurtsidze instead
Billy Joe Saunders
Billy Joe Saunders celebrates his win  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders must now turn his attention to mandatory challenger Avtandil Khurtsdize after a potential unification clash with Gennady Golovkin fell through.

All signs pointed toward a Golovkin-Saunders superfight in June after the unbeaten Kazakh outpointed Danny Jacobs last month.

Talks slowed, however, and this past weekend Khurtsidze stopped Tommy Langford to set up a mandatory shot at Saunders.

 

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