Boxing: Billy Joe Saunders reiterates Gennady Golovkin desire


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WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has reiterated his desire to fight Gennady Golovkin in the future.

British ace Saunders has won all 26 of his professional bouts to date and he produced a hugely impressive performance as he retained his middleweight crown by beating David Lemieux in Canada last weekend.

Following that victory, the 28-year-old called for a unification bout against WBC, IBF, IBO and WBA Golovkin and he has now reiterated that desire, while also stating that he would be more than a match for the Kazach fighter.

“Golovkin’s got good power, good pressure, good footwork,” Saunders told BBC Sport.

“He’s not 28 anymore, he’s 35, to stand back and box me would take a lot.”

Saunders may have to wait for his chance to get in the ring with Golovkin, as the 35-year-old is expected to sign for a rematch with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez following their controversial draw in September.

Alvarez is also someone that Saunders would like to face further down the road, as he believes taking on the best fighters in the division can only improve him as a boxer.

“I know deep down what performance is there but you know everyone now is ‘Billy Joe is this, Billy Joe is the next big thing, he’s going to beat Golovkin, he can beat Canelo,'” Saunders added.

“If I box one of them I’d bring out another level in me again.”

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