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Billy Joe Saunders: I Have To Start Performing at My Top Level

WBO world middleweight ruler Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) admits he needs to let his fists do the talking when he faces Willie Monroe Jr.

The unbeaten Hatfield southpaw defends his belt at the Copper Box Arena on September 16th, hoping to put a frustrating 18 months behind him.

Since outpointing Andy Lee to win the title, Saunders had an injury-plagued 2016 before making the first defence against Artur Akavov last December - an underwhelming performance in Glasgow.

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His July 8th bout with mandatory challenger Avtandil Khurtsidze was then cancelled because the Georgian was arrested in America.

"For the last year, too much talking from me I have to say, time to start performing at the level I know I can," he tweeted on Monday evening.

In the past, Saunders has called out Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez for not wanting to fight him. Those two Middleweight giants square off on the same night in Las Vegas.

"Can't wait till my fight...I'll show you what I'm about," he added.

Should Saunders overcome tricky New Yorker Monroe Jr, he will be in line to face the winner of Canelo v Golovkin to unify at 160 pounds.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DylanPatrick on 08-02-2017

[QUOTE=kafkod;17912746]Well said mate. I don't understand why people are accusing BJS of holding the belt hostage when he signed a contract to unify with GGG in Kazakhstan in June. That fight would have happened, but it scared Canelo Alvarez into…

Comment by bronx7 on 08-02-2017

Saunders a decent fighter when in shape beat irashman for belt and dropped him a couple times and he's a boxer not a puncher Irishman done

Comment by bronx7 on 08-02-2017

You were fat out of shape not training lucky GGG didn't take your belt and really hurt you if you lose to Monroe a gate keeper your in trouble being taken seriously again

Comment by kafkod on 08-02-2017

[QUOTE=DylanPatrick;17912408]Your right you need that Wbo belt back in USA don't you back with your uncle bob arum the top rank belt!! Sorry but it's staying over here in the uk and billy will be holding it hostage and there…

Comment by Mammoth on 08-02-2017

[QUOTE=chepboxingking;17912673]Monroe is going to win a DOMINANT decision[/QUOTE] No way in hell...

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