Saunders Would Travel To Vegas To Fight GGG

Billy Joe Saunders wants a fight with Gennady Golovkin, and the WBO champion is willing to come to Sin City to make it happen.

Saunders in a recent interview covered by Boxing Scene, not only made his intentions to unify the middleweight division crystal clear, but decided to throw some shade the way of Canelo Alvarez, who pulled out of his May 5th fight with GGG due to two failed drug tests and a looming suspension.

Saunders said: “I think ‘Canelo’ has been caught out and I think he’s an absolute cheat and an absolute liar. End of story.

“There are no excuses. The one he’s tried to use is the oldest trick in the book and it’s absolute rubbish. He should get a lengthy, lengthy ban for what he’s done.

“As a traveller, I’ve always lived off the land. Rabbits, squirrel, roadkill – I eat them all and there’s no chance of my meat being ‘contaminated’ as he claims because it’s straight off the land and on to the plate. He’s lying anyway.”

When asked about who would step in for Alvarez on May 5th, for a fight that will seem to take place at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, Saunders has an idea if its not himself.

“As for a replacement opponent for GGG, I hear they’re getting some light-middleweight Mexican but I’d much rather see Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan get the fight. I’ve fought a lot of GGG’s opponents and he can fight mine.”

While Saunders has a healthy respect for upcoming opponent Martin Murray, but Saunders only has one name in mind for his next opponent.

“I’m not interested in fighting anyone else. Golovkin is the one I want. He keeps saying he wants to unify – well here I am and I’m ready to have it with him, said the WBO middleweight champion.

“My hand is improving day by day. I’m already tapping away with it and I’m on track. I’m not looking past Murray because he’s a dangerous opponent but I’m inspired by what winning my next fight could bring.”

Original Story: Boxing Scene


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