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Warren: No contact from GGG during UK visit, proper money could mean Saunders business

Phil Jay 28/01/2016

Frank Warren has confirmed in his latest scrapbook that Gennady Golovkin’s recent UK visit has nothing to do with a unification clash with Billy Joe Saunders.

Some media reports had suggested that ‘GGG’ was on a secret mission to secure a deal with WBO title holder Saunders in a bid to add the only other belt available to his middleweight haul.

This was not the case, according to Warren, who reaffirmed that a deal for Saunders is possible should Golokvin and his team table a better offer than the previous bid.

It was reported that he had come to try and do a deal for a unification fight with new WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders yet I am Bill’s promoter and I certainly didn’t hear from him, though previously we have had discussions with his people.

Triple G, holder of the WBA and IBF titles, clearly wants the fight and says he would prefer to go after the belt worn by Saunders rather than chase a super-fight in America against WBC champion Canelo Alvarez.

Well, if they can come up with some serious money there’s certainly business to be done. Bill’s up for it but in the meantime he’s set to take a London fight in April to stay in trim.

A figure of $5m was bandied about for Saunders to face Golovkin in the United Stats this April, although Warren is looking for an improved deal in order to make the fight a reality.

Read Frank’s full scrapbook on GGG and Kovalev v Pascal here

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