Jacobs Coach Calls Out Saunders

Even though Daniel Jacobs is awaiting a word on a potential fight for the vacant WBA middleweight championship, his trainer Andre Rozier has called out WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

Saunders has not fought since his dominant performance against David Lemeiux in December 2017, and pulled out of two scheduled fights with Martin Murray due to injury, and was also in the middle of the Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin negotiations.

“I’m formally calling out BJ Saunders,” Rozier stated to BoxingScene.com.

“I want to see BJ Saunders accept this challenge from me to him. When we were in England and he was slated to fight with Avtandil Khurtsidze, he stated that he would run Danny right out of the ring. That’s a fight everyone would love to see, BJ Saunders and Danny Jacobs.

“And I would go as far as to say that since he believes he can beat Danny Jacobs, that if we can fight and he does beat Danny – I will give him my portion of the purse.”


Rozier stated that he “calling (Saunders) out on MY behalf!! BJ has been hiding that title for so long now that literally BJ says he’s a gypsy, well he’s wandering around the world with the title and not fighting like a true gypsy. A true gypsy likes to fight and he says he’s a gypsy but he’s not fighting.”

Saunders may be playing the waiting game to face the winner of the Golovkin-Alvarez rematch on September 15th.

“I would believe he is,” agreed Rozier, ”basically he was supposed to fight Martin Murray, he said he had an injury but we all know he was waiting for a deal to fight Triple G but Triple G stiffed him for Canelo – and Martin Murray fought so he has no one in the foreseeable landscape to get busy with – but he can get busy with Danny Jacobs.”

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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