The Hatfield man wanted to pursue the likes of Canelo and Gennady Golovkin. That’s where Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing came in.
Undefeated Saunders signed a multi-fight promotional deal Hearn, with his next fight to be announced next week.
Saunders (28-0, 13 KOs) became a two-weight World Champion with a shutout points win over Shefat Isufi in Stevenage earlier this year. He outclassed his Serbian opponent over 12 rounds to land the WBO 168lbs title.
The southpaw’s first World title came against Irish fight legend Andy Lee at Manchester Arena in December 2015. He floored the former champion twice in the third round. Eventually winning a majority decision to claim the WBO Middleweight crown.
Successful defences followed against Artur Akavov, Willie Monroe Jr. And, most notably, a career-best performance against David Lemieux on away soil in Canada where. The star dismantled former IBF ruler Lemieux over 12 masterful rounds.
Head-hunted by Hearn as a great addition to the DAZN super-middleweight ranks, Saunders is immediately in line to face the two men he craves.
Canelo and Golovkin are realistic targets over the next twelve months as Saunders bids to secure his legacy.
The 29 year-old can also share the ring with Callum Smith in a blockbuster British battle, potentially at Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium in 2020.
Billy Joe Saunders and Frank Warren moved to explain their recent parting. The super-middleweight champion nears an announcement on his future. A statement released on Friday outlined what actually led to the pair severing ties on very good terms. The information read: Following dialogue between Frank Warren, Billy Joe and his management company MTK […]
As World Boxing News first reported on July 23rd, two-weight world champion Billy Joe Saunders is ready to move on to pastures new with his career. Following a relationship that has spanned the whole professional stint of Saunders, that has included World Titles in two weight divisions, Hall of Fame Promoter Frank Warren has agreed […]
World Boxing News spent time in Las Vegas for the Manny Pacquiao fight over the weekend and learned of some important news regarding the future of Billy Joe Saunders. Completely ratified and one hundred percent correct information was passed on that Saunders is considering switching promoters. WBN heard Saunders has a MASSIVE $30 MILLION-PLUS OFFER […]