Saunders To Golovkin: If Red Balls Don't Fight - I'm Ready!

Unbeaten WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) has once again told Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) that he wants to unify.

In September 2017, Golovkin retained his WBC, IBO, WBA 'Super' and IBF belts after a controversial draw against Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas. The scores were split, but a 118-110 tally in favor of Canelo raised a lot of controversy over the officiating.

A rematch seems likely for May, meaning that Saunders would face someone else in the spring before taking on the winner later this year for all of the middleweight marbles.


However on Wednesday evening, Saunders told Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler that he's ready to unify right away if Canelo doesn't want the fight.

"Golovkin, if red balls don't want to fight - I'm game to unify," Saunders stated.

Last month, Saunders outclassed dangerous puncher David Lemieux in Montreal, and now wants a career-defining year against the very best. The fight created a lot of buzz for Saunders because it was televised on HBO, which has exclusive deals with Canelo and Golovkin.

"I've had some bad performances in the past, but deep down I know what I've got in me and it's no surprise that that came out," referring to that win on the BoxNation Podcast in December. "I am definitely the slickest Middleweight in the world!"

Negotiations between Loeffler and Golden Boy Promotions for Canelo v GGG 2 are currently ongoing. The two sides are targeting the Cinco De Mayo date of May 5th, with the contest likely to fall again at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kafkod on 01-05-2018

[QUOTE=turnedup;18385174]I respectfully disagree because at the time BJS looked like a sure win for Golovkin but now with his recent performance there is some doubt of it being an easy night. Between curiosity the abundancy of GGG haters and those…

Comment by turnedup on 01-05-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;18384943]I didn't view GGG vs Brook as a circus act, nor did most fans in the UK. It was last minute, but Eubank's "will he won't he" saga got a hell of a lot of press coverage, and GGG/Brook benifited…

Comment by kafkod on 01-05-2018

[QUOTE=turnedup;18384301]Him and Brook sold out an entire arena for that circus last minute act of a fight Hearn decided to make when Eubank backed out of the fight. For a unification in the UK I think between sponsors, ppv's, and…

Comment by turnedup on 01-05-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;18383319]Didn't GGG end up with around $20million for fighting Canelo? I don't see any way he could match that against BJS in the UK, even if Sky screened it PPV as well as BT. One problem is that Bill is…

Comment by LetOutTheCage on 01-05-2018

LMAO I remember when BJS was being called a bum and a joke not to long ago. He beats a one-dimensional Lemeiuex and all of a sudden he's the slickest thing that 160 has ever produced.

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