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Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal

Boxing promoter Frank Warren says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) is running out of time to agree to fight Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs).

The Kazakhstan fighter holds every middleweight belt except the WBO strap which is currently held by Saunders.

Golovkin is desperate to unify the division and Warren says he will be given the opportunity to cement his legacy in the sport – but only if he signs the contract and agrees the date in the next week.

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Golovkin retained his IBO, IBF, WBA, WBC world titles two weeks when he won a tough twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“Bill is ready to go, he wants the fight, we want the fight,” added Warren. “But we are not going to hang around forever so we’ve got to put a time limit on it. We’re either going to do it this week or we’re not going to do it.

“If we don’t then we will move on to something else. Bill is there, terms are agreed. We have no problems with any terms for the fight. It is whether they want the fight or not.”

Warren also claimed that Saunders, a former Team GB Olympian at Beijing in 2008, would be willing to travel to Kazakhstan in order to make the unification contest happen.

“He says holding all five belts is his dream, well we can make his dreams come true – they don’t have to be a dream, they can be a reality.

“All he needs to do is tell is tell his manager and promoter to make his dream come true and sign the contract.

“We want it, Bill wants it. It is not an easy fight. Bill has even said he will go to Kazakhstan to fight him.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 03-31-2017

[QUOTE=ThomasJK;17554884]Oh all of a sudden Daniel Jacobs is a top elite fighter??? Sorry but like it or not, Saunders is a champion belt holder so calling him a cherry pick is a bit of a stretch. [B]Maybe an easy fight…

Comment by ThomasJK on 03-30-2017

Oh all of a sudden Daniel Jacobs is a top elite fighter??? Sorry but like it or not, Saunders is a champion belt holder so calling him a cherry pick is a bit of a stretch. Maybe an easy fight…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 03-30-2017

"[I]I will pick Saunders, despite the fact that there are TWO better fighters standing right in front of me[/I]" typical Golovkin tactics ignore the world-class guys, and select someone else #gameplanYO #matchmakingYO #anyonefrom154-168NOT

Comment by aboutfkntime on 03-30-2017

[QUOTE=ThomasJK;17552310]GGG should stay the course of becoming the unified MW and sign to fight BJS for the final belt asap. Somehow I have this feeling that if he doesn't take the opportunity, the belt will be lost to someone else…

Comment by ThomasJK on 03-29-2017

GGG should stay the course of becoming the unified MW and sign to fight BJS for the final belt asap. Somehow I have this feeling that if he doesn't take the opportunity, the belt will be lost to someone else…

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