Saunders Does Not Want To Be GGG’s Backup Plan

With Canelo Alvarez’ fate for their May 5th faceoff in the air, it seems that Gennady Golovkin may have a backup plan.

According to a report from Boxing News Online, Gennady Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez hinted that Golovkin would “go a different way,” if Alvarez’ suspension for using clenbuterol is upheld.

Sanchez believes that a fight with undefeated WBO Champion Billy Joe Saunders would be the ‘plan b’ option for Golovkin, who has spent most of last week verbally slamming Alvarez and promoter Oscar De La Hoya for being “cheaters.”

And while Saunders wants to face the winner of the scheduled May 5th rematch in Las Vegas, he does not want to be the backup plan.

“First of all me and Frank signed a contract to fight Golovkin before and they were the ones that pulled out, not me,” said Saunders. “I’m no back-up plan or plan B to anyone, I’m a world champion and I believe that I’m the best in the division.

“If anything, Golovkin is my back-up plan. He is only saying this now because he is worried about getting beat by Canelo. He thinks that if he loses he’s going to fight again straight away for my belt.

“If he gets beat and comes to me without his belts then obviously I’m the A side and he’s the B side. If he comes to me with his belts then most definitely I’ll look forward to fighting him but he’s got Canelo to worry about first.

Saunders also stated that Sanchez and Golovkin can talk all they want, but he’s focused on his June 23rd fight against Martin Murray.

Original Story: Boxing News

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