BILLY JOE SAUNDERS is set for a winner takes all fight with Gennady Golovkin in Kazakhstan in June.
GETTY Billy Joe Saunders is ready to take on Gennady Golovkin in his home countryAnd WBO middleweight champion Saunders believes he can dethrone WBA, IBF and WBC title holder Golovkin in his own backyard.
“Billy Joe Saunders is my last step, my dream.
Golovkin retained his belts after he edged past American Daniel Jacobs in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night in a thrilling clash.
1 / 19 GETTY The best pics from Tony Bellew’s thrilling win over David Haye“I’ll travel anywhere to fight him” Billy Joe Saunders Hatfield-based Saunders said: “I’ll travel anywhere to fight him, I’m not bothered about fighting him in Kazakhstan, I’ll fight him in a field for all I care.
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Gennady Golovkin losing patience, respect for Canelo Alvarez as he prepares for fight
I want this fight, I need this fight,” Golovkin said.
Am I ready to fight [Alvarez]?
Both Golovkin and Alvarez will need to be victorious first, of course, along with Alvarez proving his actions are on par with his words.
“You know, there’s a big difference between Floyd and Canelo,” Golovkin said.
Last September, he claimed a junior middleweight title by knocking out Liam Smith , claiming he was still too small to face a full-fledged middleweight like Golovkin.
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But if GGG’s promoter Tom Loeffler isn’t blowing smoke, a fight between Golovkin and Canelo may finally be right around the corner.
At the top of that list isSaul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, whose promoter Oscar De La Hoya has danced around a fight with Gennady for over a year now.
In a press conference leading up to Golovkin’s fight with Daniel Jacobs on Saturday March 18th, Loeffler sounded positive.
“I don’t see any reason why we can’t sign a deal for a fight with Canelo for September,” he said.
And if it were a popularity contest, there’s no doubt thatGennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin would win.