Saunders Tells GGG To Fight Him If Canelo Stalls
Billy Joe Saunders has made it clear that he wants a unification fight with Gennady Golovkin. And on Wednesday evening, the WBO world middleweight champion told Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler that he’s ready to fight right away if negotiations with Canelo Alvarez stall out.
“Golovkin, if red b#### don’t want to fight – I’m game to unify,” Saunders stated.
Saunders made a statement in December when he muted dangerous puncher David Lemieux in Montreal, and now wants to do what fellow British boxer, Anthony Joshua is attempting, unify the division. Saunders victory created a lot of buzz for WBO champion because it was televised on HBO, which has exclusive deals with Canelo and Golovkin.
“I’ve had some bad performances in the past, but deep down I know what I’ve got in me and it’s no surprise that that came out,” referring to that win on the BoxNation Podcast in December. “I am definitely the slickest Middleweight in the world!”
Negotiations between Loeffler and Golden Boy Promotions for Canelo v GGG 2 are currently ongoing. The two sides are targeting the Cinco De Mayo date of May 5th, with the contest likely to fall again at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.