Saunders: No Problem Facing Jacobs, His GGG Fight is Overhyped

WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) has no issue with making a world title defense against Daniel Jacobs (33-2, 29 KOs).

Jacobs returned to the ring last weekend at Nassau Coliseum in New York, and won a twelve round unanimous decision over undefeated contender Luis Arias.

After the fight, Jacobs said that he planned to travel to Canada next month to challenge the winner of the December 16th clash between Saunders and former IBF world champion David Lemieux.


Jacobs is now promoted by British based promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.

Hearn is very interested in matching Jacobs against the Saunders vs. Lemieux winner.

If the right money is on the table, Jacobs will not even have to travel to the UK, because Saunders would have no issue in doing the contest in New York.

 "We all have a laugh and a joke and call out, but if a man gets in front of my face and starts to give it the big un, then it could come to blows. Who knows? He doesn't need to challenge me, because put the right deal in front of me and I'll take it. No problem," Saunders told Sky Sports.

"I'll go to New York or we'll do it in England. His promoter now, Eddie Hearn, is obviously British-based so we can do it here if it makes sense, or if it makes more sense, we can do it in America. I'm not bothered where we do it.

"I congratulated him on his win and I look forward to the bigger test. If he's the biggest test I can get then so be it. We'll most definitely get it on, and try and get a crack at one of the big uns next. That's the goal."

Saunders, like Arias had stated, believes too many are overhyping Jacobs' twelve round decision loss to IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight king Gennady Golovkin - which took place in March of this year. Jacobs survived a fourth round knockdown and made it a competitive fight.

"People go on about his fight with Golovkin," said Saunders. "Okay, it was an extremely good loss. Not an ugly win and get through, or a terrific win.

"They are overhyping that terrific loss and comparing it to other fighters. You can't be doing that. To be the best, you have to beat the best. He went up against the best and he came short."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by landotter on 11-16-2017

[QUOTE=Mammoth;18211195]Lose? That's what he did last time.[/QUOTE] Actually, totally fair.

Comment by Mammoth on 11-14-2017

[QUOTE=landotter;18211180]This^^ Question is: What would Lemeiux do as champion?[/QUOTE] Lose? That's what he did last time.

Comment by landotter on 11-14-2017

[QUOTE=bluemax;18209472]I don't expect a fight against Jacobs and Saunders to happen anytime soon. After the beating and knockout Saunders will receive if he actually gets in the ring with Lemeiux I expect he'll need six months to a year to…

Comment by bluemax on 11-14-2017

I don't expect a fight against Jacobs and Saunders to happen anytime soon. After the beating and knockout Saunders will receive if he actually gets in the ring with Lemeiux I expect he'll need six months to a year to…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 11-14-2017

would be a good fight but I'd side with Jacobs

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