Saunders Added To KSI-Paul 2 Undercard
That’s right… Not a typo, undefeated WBO super middleweight champion of the world, Billy Joe Saunders, will defend his title on the UNDERCARD of KSI vs. Logan Paul’s November 9th fight inside Staples Center.
Marking his first fight under the Matchroom Banner, Saunders looks to gain new fans on November 9th, courtesy of the two popular YouTube stars having a rematch of their 2018 amateur fight.
“It feels like my professional debut all over again,” said Saunders. “I’m very excited to fight in front of the American fans for the first time in my professional career. The STAPLES Center is an unbelievable venue and I’m hearing that 20,000 people are expected to be packed in on the night.”
“It’s a great chance to get some new fans onboard and a chance to capitalize on putting my name in the big lights in America. The KSI vs. Logan Paul rematch has really captured the imagination of the British and American public and it’s something that sells. Fair play to them both, it’s going to be a great show.”
“People say, ‘oh you’re on the undercard,'” Saunders said of being outside of the main event for the first time in years. “I feel like we’re all sharing the show, we’re all absorbing that energy off the fans. I’ve seen the numbers they attract, over six million people watched the press conference alone, and all eyes will be on us on November 9.
“I’m really pleased for Billy that he will get to make his US debut on November 9 at the superb STAPLES Center,” said Eddie Hearn. “Everyone in the sport knows that he is one of the best out there at 160lbs and 168lbs and he wanted the opportunity to prove that he IS the best.
“This event will be huge with a chance for Billy to box in front of a massive global audience of boxing fans and a casual audience that we hope will fall in love with our sport. A strong performance in November can set up all the mega fights for him in 2020.”