Saunders: Canelo-GGG Winner Better Not Duck Me
The one man who has the most interest in the upcoming Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin rematch is WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.
As reported by Boxing Scene on Monday, it was officially announced that Canelo would challenge Golovkin, the WBC, IBO, IBF, WBA middleweight champion, on May 5th at a venue to be determined at a later date.
With Alvarez and Golovkin looking to redeem themselves after their controversial draw in September of 2017, Saunders who is coming off a victory over David Lemieux returns to London and battles Martin Murray on April 14th.
The main goal for Saunders, is to stand across the winner of the upcoming Canelo vs. Golovkin rematch, and following a successful defense against Martin will have have the biggest bargaining chip of all, the only title not on the line on May 5th.
“If the winner doesn’t fight me in a unification, we know someone is ducking someone,” Saunders told BBC Sport.
“I look [like the] favorite for the winner but who knows, anything can happen.”
Saunders does believe that his victory against Lemieux may have scared off them off.
“To be honest, do I blame them for not fighting me after I’d beaten Lemieux? No,” Saunders told BBC Radio 5 live’s boxing podcast.
“They are in for a big-money rematch. Business-wise I don’t hate them or despise them for it. After that, there is no excuse for any of us. If I don’t fight the winner, I’m ducking; if he doesn’t, the same.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene