Golden Boy Exec Not Impressed With Saunders
Following his unanimous decision victory over David Lemieux, many figure in WBO middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders as a potential opponent for Canelo Alvarez.
Yet, anyone who wants to battle Alvarez has to take a number, as his team is in talks for a rematch with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, forMay 5th, likely in Las Vegas.
Alvarez and Golovkin fought back in September where the bout ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.
After his victory last week, Saunders continued to claim that he is more interested in a fight with Canelo than one with Golovkin.
Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, who promotes both Alvarez and Lemieux was not happy with the way Saunders and Lemieux played out on December 16th.
Gomez felt Saunders fought in a very similar manner to Erislandy Lara, who lost a razor close decision to Canelo in 2014.
Gomez in an interview with ESPN deportes takes nothing away from Saunders’ win, but feels that type of style would create a fight that won’t really be fan friendly for a pay-per-view audience.
“We already knew he was a good fighter but what surprised us is how much he runs. He does not allow himself to fight, he starts running, it’s a very annoying style. Canelo already fought with a similar style with Erislandy Lara and he got through it. So having said that, we’re going to keep the focus on the tiebreaker [with Golovkin],”