Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Billy Joe Saunders Ready To Fight Golovkin - But Not on May 5

Frank Warren, promoter of WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, has revealed that his boxer is ready to fight IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC champion Gennady Golovkin in a huge unification - but not on the Cinco De Mayo date of May 5th.

On Tuesday, Canelo withdrew from next month's middleweight title bout with Golovkin, two months after the Mexican star twice tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol.

The May 5 fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was to have been a rematch of their controversial draw from last September.

golovkin-saunders_10

But on March 5, Canelo's promoters, Golden Boy Promotions, announced he twice tested positive for clenbuterol in February.

It was unlikely the Nevada State Athletic Commission would approve the fight after th governing body temporarily suspended Canelo, who could face a longer suspension. 

Canelo is to appear before the commission on April 18 concerning the positive tests.

Golovkin is planning to fight a different opponent on May 5 - likely at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Saunders was scheduled to fight Martin Murray next Saturday night, but he withdrew with a hand injury. That contest has been postponed until June 23.

Warren indicates that Saunders would not be physically ready in time for May, but his boxer would be ready to go by early June.

"Although Billy Joe can't recover in time for May 5 he could go as early as the first or second Saturday in June. I am making a huge offer for Gennady to come to a football ground in London. Otherwise we are just as happy to go to Las Vegas, where Golovkin is keen to headline for the first time in his career," Warren told Daily Mail.

"The T-Mobile Area in Vegas are already refunding the high-price tickets for Canelo-Golovkin. Their problem now is that the date coincides with a Mexican national holiday and most of those expensive seats have been taken by the thousands who come across the southern border to celebrate.

"It might be wiser for Gennady to take a slightly smaller arena in June and fill it with Billy Joe, who really believes he has a great chance of winning that fight."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by jef20071 on 04-13-2018

Nonsense again

Comment by jef20071 on 04-13-2018

[QUOTE=Street15;18642788]I'll answer both questions. [B]What is funnier?[/B] Canelo having his legal team look over bylaws of a state that has a "strict liability" clause, signing the contract to fight in that very state, and still not taking every precaution to…

Comment by jef20071 on 04-13-2018

What's the deal is the hand broke ? Is it bruised ? BJS won't be ready by may 5th. He should be in good shape etc since he just fought lemuiex not to long ago. GGG would fight him anywhere.…

Comment by Reloaded on 04-06-2018

[QUOTE=dorruel2.0;18638134]For all the ***** Saunders talks, it is put up or shut up time. Fight on May 5th or stfu and fight the murrays of the world[/QUOTE] A fight of that magnitude on 4 wks notice , what world you…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-06-2018

[QUOTE=Street15;18642788]I'll answer both questions. [B]What is funnier?[/B] Canelo having his legal team look over bylaws of a state that has a "strict liability" clause, signing the contract to fight in that very state, and still not taking every precaution to…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (115)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Wilder Not Happy Corner Stopped Fight, Says Leg Was Wrecked Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder Rematch - CompuBox Punch Stats Tyson Fury Drops Deontay Wilder Twice, Stops Him in Seven Wilder vs. Fury Rematch - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Charles Martin Blasts Out Gerald Washington in Sixth Charles Martin-Gerald Washington - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Emanuel Navarrete Breaks Down, Stops Santisima in Eleventh Emanuel Navarrete, Jeo Santisima - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Sebastian Fundora Decisions Daniel Lewis Over Ten Molina Upsets Imam By Unanimous Decision On Wilder-Fury Undercard Sebastian Fundora, Daniel Lewis - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Ananyan Drops, Shocks Subriel Matias On Wilder-Fury Card Wilder: Fury Won't Come Forward; Will Resort To What He Knows Brad Foster Stops Lucien Reid In Six, Keeps British & Commonwealth Belts Matias: Just Thinking About Being On Wilder-Fury Card Amazes Me Gabriel Flores Drops Conway Early, Wins Decision On Wilder-Fury Luis Ortiz's S&C Coach Leans To Wilder in Fury Rematch Vito Mielnicki Batters Champion, Wins Decision On Wilder-Fury Card Umar Sadiq A Step Closer To British Belt After Outpointing Kody Davies Lowe Beats Guevara On Points In Foul-Filled Fight On Wilder-Fury Undercard Romero Stops Ahmetovs In 2nd Round On Wilder-Fury Undercard Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder II: Stats & Stakes Hopkins: Tyson Fury Second Only To Muhammad Ali As A Salesman Wilder: If Fury Were Confident, He Wouldn't Have Changed Trainers Ryan Garner Back After 14-Month Hiatus, Gets Points Win In London Deontay Wilder: I Only Showed 50% In First Fury Fight Warren: What Happens When Fury Drops Wilder? Will He Get Up? Navarrete: After I Win, Will Definitely Aim For Unification Bout Tyson Fury: I Think We've Seen The Best Of Deontay Wilder Wallin: Fury Will Beat Wilder On Points; Not Sure He Can Take Him Out Charles Martin: I Had The Money, Now I'm Here For My Legacy Fury: Breazeale Wobbled Wilder & He Couldn’t Keep A 50-Year-Old Man Down! Wilder: This Time, Fury's Not Getting Up; I Promise You That! Daily Bread Mailbag: Wilder-Fury Rematch, Canelo-Plant, More Co-Trainer: Wilder Doesn’t Get Enough Credit For Improvement, Skill Level, Ring IQ Brad Foster vs. Lucien Reid Rematch To Air On ITV, Saturday At York Hall SugarHill Steward Breaks Down Wilder vs. Fury Rematch Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Rematch Preview & Analysis Lennox Lewis Breaks Down Wilder vs. Fury Rematch Fury: I Wasn't Trying To Lose Weight, The Weight is Not Important
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement