Warren Confident Saunders Stops Andrade
Following the news that he and Eddie Hearn were able to reach a deal, Frank Warren exuded confidence in Billy Joe Saunders chances against Demetrius Andrade.
The two rival promoters have inked a deal for Saunders to return to the United States and defend his WBO middleweight title later this fall.
“I think Bill’s got everything going for him in this fight,” said Warren to Boxing Scene. “Bill’s a very, very difficult fighter. To start off he’s got a great chin, he’s got a great boxing brain, he’s got fast hands, he’s got good footwork and he’s a southpaw. He’s more than capable of looking after himself.
“Him and I have worked together since he started boxing and from my perspective I’m confident in his ability to win. He’s proved it before when he went and fought Lemieux and I think this fight will be no different.”
“Andrade is no mug,” he added. “He’s obviously a capable operator. Bill’s not been in the ring since last December which is a bit of a nuisance; pulled out of two fights. Andrade’s not been a very active fighter. He did want a warm up which I said we’re not going to allow otherwise you’re going to forfeit your position.”
If Saunders walks out with the victory against the former United States Olympian, it puts him in prime position to face the winner of the September 15th rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, for Golovkin’s WBA, WBC, and IBO titles.
“That’s what we would like and that’s where we are, but to be quite honest we’ve been round the block so many times with that their problems have become our problems. We’ve got to get on with our life. What’s there afterwards will be there one way or another,” said Warren who thinks GGG will stop Alvarez in his tracks.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene