Warren Claims Saunders Is Best Option For GGG
Even though Billy Joe Saunders is not looking to be Gennady Golovkin’s “plan-b” if Canelo Alvarez’ suspension gets extended, Frank Warren may be interested.
Saunders’ promoter appeared on the BoxNation podcast this week to discuss not only the Canelo-GGG situation, but also Saunders’ hand injury forcing his fight to be pushed back to June.
When asked about if Alvarez’ suspension is upheld following his hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Warren said there is only one option out there.
“If that’s the case then what does Golovkin want to do? Who’s out there for him? He needs a meaningful fight. The most meaningful fight is him and Billy Joe Saunders to unify the belts. That’s the fight Golovkin said he wanted.”
And the issue at hand, well is Saunders’ hand.
“The problem we’ve got is that Bill sustained a hand injury,” said Warren. “We postponed the fight [with Martin Murray] to the 23rd of June, only because that’s the first date we could get at The O2. Whether he’ll be ready earlier, we’ll know this week.
“I don’t know if being ready by the 5th of May is a proposition but we’ll have a look and see. If he does fight Golovkin he’s not going in there 80 or 90%, he’s got to go in there 100% fit,” Warren told Steve Lillis.
Warren believes that Golovkin coming to London, and not Saunders traveling to Vegas would make the unification fight special.
“Yeah I think we’d get a good gate with it and obviously generate good TV income. It’s a pay-per-view fight and I’m sure it would do big numbers over here. I’ve got to be honest, wherever the money’s right for Bill, he’ll be there. He’s confident he has the ability to beat Golovkin, so he just wants the fight.”
Original Story: BoxNation