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Exclusive: Sanchez still wants Golovkin-Saunders fight to happen

Saunders, who holds the only title not in the possession of the big-punching Kazakh, told WBN last week he wants to face Golovkin in his own backyard before stipulating a deadline of days to sign a contract.

That point in time came and went last Friday and Saunders has since stated his desire to move on. Despite this, Sanchez wants Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler to reignite negotiations – if possible.

Asked by World Boxing News whether the fight was still on Golovkin’s mind, Sanchez exclusively told WBN: “That’s a question for Tom Loeffler but I would love the fight against Billy Joe Saunders.

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“It also means to me that GGG will be busy this year, so fighting Saunders would be good for us,” he added.

Golovkin is still being linked to a potential battle with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, although reports a scheduled September date could be delayed have surfaced again.

There’s no doubt which is the bigger fight for Golovkin moving forward, but the three-time WBN Fighter of the Year has always made it clear he wants that final title belt.

This desire puts Saunders in a strong position to be the next in line should the Briton have a change of heart and accept any further advances from K2 to get the fight together for the summer.

Current champions:

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MIDDLEWEIGHT (160 LBS)

WBC CHAMPION – Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)
WBA ‘SUPER’ CHAMPION – Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)
WBA CHAMPION – vacant
IBF CHAMPION – Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)
WBO CHAMPION – Billy Joe Saunders (Great Britain)
IBO CHAMPION – Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan)