Boxing News At Five | Aug 13 2019

Boxing News at Five: Saunders is sick of hearing the “bulls**t excuses” of Golovkin and Alvarez, and Parker vs. Chisora could land in Saudi Arabia

Billy Joe Saunders joins Matchroom and calls out all the big guns, and Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora could be heading for Saudi Arabia later this year
Joseph Parker
Parker is adamant he is now getting his training right Esther Lin/Showtime

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.


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