Warren: Golovkin-Saunders Possible - If Billy Joe is Properly Paid

By Edward Chaykovsky

Frank Warren, who promotes WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 12KOs), says a unification with WBC/IBF/IBO/WBA champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (35-0, 32KOs) is very possible to take place this year - if Saunders is properly paid for the contest.

The fight was discussed earlier this year, but Saunders was unhappy with the financial terms of the fight. Saunders has been inactive since winning the WBO title from champion Andy Lee last December.

Saunders was scheduled to return earlier this year, but suffered an injury which caused him push back his return.


Saunders has been calling for the fight, and he holds a big bargaining chip - the only title not held by Golovkin. The main goal for Golovkin, at the moment, is to unify the middleweight division. Once he completes that task, he will seriously consider the possibility of invading 168-pounds.

Warren wants to make the fight happen, but only if the money is right for Saunders.

"Billy Joe Saunders against Golovkin, that’s a tough fight for Billy Joe Saunders. He hasn’t defended his title yet. He says he wants it, and I know he wants it. That’s all about money. If the money is not right, then I can’t let it happen. It’s got to be right, because he’s seriously, seriously going into the lion’s den," Warren told IFL TV.

"He’s fighting the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He’s going in there with him - a monster. He's going in there with him. The bottom line is - that fight is a tough fight. I'm not saying if you get beat it's the end of the world, because it wouldn't be - but that's a tough fight. And if you’re going in with a guy [like Golovkin], then you have got to be paid for it. Billy Joe Saunders would go in there as a very big underdog. It's a tough fight and he needs to get paid for it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 06-21-2016

[QUOTE=LeonSpinxMwfpce;16804155]So what is he worth? Because earlier you said what matters is what he feels hes worth. So what if he feels hes worth 10 million?[/QUOTE] It's not up to me to determine his worth, neither is up to some…

Comment by kiaba360 on 06-21-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;16804052]Exactly like this rubbish here LMAO So, Saunders should somehow feel compelled to fit in with Golovkin's schedule, and happily accept all of his terms, just because you want Golovkin to get his hands on Saunders title. wow[/QUOTE] Titlists are…

Comment by Boy Jones Jr. on 06-21-2016

[QUOTE=LacedUp;16802598]I would say there's a big difference between asking for a couple of mil to fight the most devastating guy on the planet and being ridiculous. Guys here are acting like BJS should take peanuts which is downright stupid.[/QUOTE] So…

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 06-21-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;16804055]WTF is up with that RETARDED sh1t ? ludicrous ![/QUOTE] IDK man. But they really think nobody should do anything until GGG figures out what his next move is. Like he's Mayweather calling shots, packing arenas, and selling millions of…

Comment by Raonic on 06-21-2016

Lol $4 million. That isn't even enough for the both of them.

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