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Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December!

Unbeaten middleweight Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) is keen to take on the best in his division, should he defeat Willie Monroe Jr next month.

On September 16th, the southpaw defends his WBO crown at the Copper Box Arena in London, but is already thinking about future match-ups against the likes of Saul Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs.

"I'm willing to fight them," Saunders told ATG Radio this week. "There's me, there's Danny Jacobs, there's the Canadian David Lemieux, Golovkin and there's Canelo. I was willing to fight David Lemieux, but then he said to my team he wasn't ready as he was carrying an injury. He passed up on that opportunity for a reason, he knows he wont beat me."

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Lemieux traded insults with the Hatfield hero on Twitter in June, but according to Saunders, Lemieux would not agree to the fight that would have offered an intriguing clash of styles.

Another contender, Danny Jacobs, recently argued that he is the most avoided man in the division after a narrow defeat to 'Triple G' in March. Saunders mentioned the Brooklyn 'Miracle Man' as another potential foe.

"Listen, Danny Jacobs had a good fight with Golovkin. He didn't win, they need to forget that, he got beaten," said the 27-year-old. "He keeps saying he's the most avoided fighter - I'd be happy to do that in December.

"If they want to do that in December, I'll beat Willie Monroe in September then I'll jump at the chance to fight Danny Jacobs in London, England. Or I'll go to America."

Just a few hours after Billy Joe squares off with Monroe Jr, Canelo meets Golovkin in Las Vegas for the WBC, IBF and WBA 'Super' World Titles. Saunders has set his sights on fighting on the biggest stage across the Atlantic, including a huge unification.

"My dream since I was a kid is to come to America and fight for World Titles, and I'm willing to fulfill those dreams," he revealed.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Apollo7 on 08-22-2017

Of course he would fight those guys, he's a professional boxer. Nobody is afraid of those guys. He already offered Lemieux a fight. Let's see if Jacobs makes him a genuine reasonable offer to get a shot at his title…

Comment by j.razor on 08-22-2017

[QUOTE=GhostofDempsey;17967966]I'd rather have a unification bout. Winner of GGG/Canelo vs. Saunder would be ideal. But I'd be ok with Saunders vs. Jacobs if it [B]leads to a unification [/B]bout afterwards.[/QUOTE] It [B]should [/B]but if it doesn't then what will your…

Comment by giacomino on 08-21-2017

This a*-8oLE fights nobodies while taking all big names he "wants." I suppose he'll be calling out Joshua and Kovalev next. Effing fraud

Comment by Buckfever on 08-21-2017

No he wouldn't.

Comment by ruedboy on 08-21-2017

One thing Saunders got right was Jacobs has to quit talking about the Golovkin fight and get back in the ring against some decent competition.

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