ALTHOUGH it was one of the worst-kept secrets in boxing, Billy Joe Saunders was today officially unveiled as Matchroom Boxing’s latest signing at a press conference in London.
The current WBO super-middleweight champion and former WBO middleweight champion said the move would benefit him “massively” and put him “right out on the branch” for big fights. Frankly, given the frustrating nature of Saunders’ stop-start career, it’s a move he will have considered necessary.
“I’m on (Gennady) Golovkin and Canelo’s (Alvarez) turf,” he said, alluding to the fact they all now box on the DAZN platform in America. “I’ve made this move to make them fights because I’m sick of hearing their bulls*** excuses. Those fights make financial sense and they make sense because we’re on the same network.