Daniel Jacobs Interested In Potential Bout With Billy Joe Saunders
Daniel Jacobs has his eyes on a clash with WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders.
Jacobs is set for action on Friday night, November 27. He’ll do battle with Gabe Rosado in the main event of a Matchroom Boxing card. Jacobs hasn’t competed since his December 20, 2019 win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Speaking to reporters during a virtual press conference, Jacobs expressed his desire to go one-on-one with Saunders (via BoxingScene.com).
“I think it looks fantastic. It’s definitely appealing to me. I think it’s a fight that could be made easily. But I’ve been calling Billy Joe out for some time now. And so, hopefully we’re in this position to where we both can win our fights and that’s a strong possibility for us to go into the near future. It only makes sense, you know?
“I didn’t catch him at middleweight. Hopefully, I can catch him at super middleweight. But my whole, main focus is to be a two-division world champion and future Hall-of-Famer. So, the fact that I have options and opportunities to fight other fighters if one fighter don’t wanna fight, or if something falls through, I’m just very fortunate to have these opportunities. But I do think a Billy Joe Saunders fight makes sense.”
Saunders is gearing up for his next title defense. He will meet Martin Murray on December 4. The championship fight is currently scheduled to take place inside the SSE Arena, Wembley. Saunders is also under Matchroom Boxing, which is why Jacobs feels making the bout a reality is simple.