Saunders Willing To Fight Canelo At 160 Or 168

Canelo Alvarez may look to fight at super middleweight this fall, and Billy Joe Saunders has made the offer to fight him at 160 or 168 pounds.

Saunders, who fights for the vacant WBO super middleweight title on May 18th against Shefat Isufi, feels Alvarez doesn’t want to fight him.

In a new interview Saunders told reporters that: “I would love the Canelo fight, but does he want to fight me? I don’t think so.

“If they do want to fight me, ring me up. I am not asking for millions. Just be fair with me and we can get the show on the road… Canelo has cemented his name, made good money and is a superstar in the sport. I wouldn’t say he is avoiding me, but there are plenty of people he can pick apart from Billy Joe Saunders.”

“It could be middleweight or super-middleweight,” Saunders said in the lead-up to his first world title fight since being stripped of the WBO middleweight title in 2018.

“I want the big fights and that is a reason I am moving up to super-middleweight. I cannot get the big fights at middleweight.”


Another option for Saunders with a win on May 18th at the Stevenage Football Ground, is current WBA “super” champion at 168 pounds, Callum Smith.

“Callum is a good fighter and big, but I think people go on about size in this sport too much,” Saunders explained.

“If you’re good enough, you’re good enough, end of and I believe I am good enough to beat Callum Smith. That is a fight I would entertain.”

Report: Boxing News

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