Saunders: If Canelo-GGG Winner Don't Face Me Next - It's a Duck!

WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) will be a very interested observer when Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin collide for a second time.

On Monday, it was officially announced that Canelo would challenge Golovkin, the WBC, IBO, IBF, WBA middleweight champion, on May 5th at a venue to be determined at a later date.

They fought back in September, with the contest ending in a controversial twelve round split decision. Now both of them are looking to settle the score.

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Saunders retained his title back in December with a one-sided dominating twelve round decision over former IBF champion David Lemieux.

The unbeaten champion will make the fourth defense of his title on April 14th, when he faces battle-tested Martin Murray at the O2 Arena in London.

The main goal for Saunders, is to face the winner of the upcoming Canelo vs. Golovkin rematch - and he holds a big bargaining chip, the only world title not captured as of yet by whoever wins.

He puts his own reputation at stake - when it comes to reaching an agreement with the winner. Whoever walks away from the negotiating table, including himself, deserves criticism - says Saunders.

"If the winner doesn't fight me in a unification, we know someone is ducking someone," Saunders told BBC Sport.

"I look [like the] favorite for the winner but who knows, anything can happen."

Saunders does believe that his victory against Lemieux may have scared off them off.

"To be honest, do I blame them for not fighting me after I'd beaten Lemieux? No," Saunders told BBC Radio 5 live's boxing podcast.

"They are in for a big-money rematch. Business-wise I don't hate them or despise them for it. After that, there is no excuse for any of us. If I don't fight the winner, I'm ducking; if he doesn't, the same."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eff Pandas on 01-31-2018

Idk about that, but obviously he gots to say it to hype things up &/or do what he can to try to steer GGG & Canelo his way. That said I suspect whoever wins WILL fight him so its all…

Comment by sterilizer on 01-31-2018

If this clown Saunders thinks he is so good, why is he not challenging Jacobs, to defeat him more convincingly than GGG did, and then become credible? He screwed Lemieux real bad, true, but that Lemieux was already damaged goods,…

Comment by Sickmerch1990 on 01-30-2018

Saunders got to fight jacobs winner gets triple G after he whoops canelo

Comment by Santa_ on 01-30-2018

Sweet Pea should just start chasing the other top dogs at 160 to continue to prove he's one of the top dogs at Middleweight. I win over Jacobs would do just that.

Comment by kushking on 01-30-2018

[QUOTE=gully7;18447507]It took Canelo 6 rounds to KO chinny Khan who has the worst ring IQ of any former world champion for 20 years but yeh Canelo will brutalize BJS despite him never being hurt in his career. If the bang…

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