Boxing News At Five | Jan 21 2020

Boxing News at Five: Saunders is NOT the front-runner for Canelo, Joshua is hopeful Wilder will forget about Fury rivalry and fight him next

Billy Joe Saunders now seems unlikely to be fighting Canelo Alvarez, and Anthony Joshua is urging Deontay Wilder to forget about Tyson Fury after February
Billy Joe Saunders
Billy Joe Saunders Homecoming Press Conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Adam Holt

LAST week it looked as good as nailed-on that Billy Joe Saunders would get his life-changing payday in a WBO super-middleweight title defence against Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

It seemed Saunders had beaten his fellow Brit Callum Smith to the punch, and many had even started to assess how the southpaw champion’s style would mesh with Canelo’s, so sure were they that he would be next for the four-weight world champion on May 2.

This, however, now looks at best premature, at worst wide of the mark.