From Tim Royner: Promoter Frank Warren demonstrated that Saul Canelo Alvarez and Chris Eubank Jr. wanted no part of facing Billy Joe Saunders, who is moving up to super middleweight to broaden his horizons to take care of every one of the belt holders in that division.
Saunders held on his WBO name for 36 months earlier earnings, and is currently moving around super middleweight to handle Shefat Isufi (27-3-2, 20 KOs) on May 18 to the interim World Boxing Organization super middleweight title at the Lamex Stadium, in Stevenage. That name could become the full WBO 168 pound belt if current champion Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez chooses to stay at moderate heavyweight later he faces Tommy Karpency next month on April 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. If Ramirez chooses to keep his WBO name, then he’s going to have to face the winner of the Saunders-Isufi fight.
“Canelo didn’t even want to fight. “” I only told Billy after the [David Lemieux struggle ], you just missed the fight with Canelo. If I was Canelo, I wouldn’t even want to fight Billy Joe Saunders. We tried to create the Chris Eubank Jr. rematch and they didn’t even want to understand , they don’t even desire Eubank to fight Billy Joe Saunders,” Warren Explained
Saunders dominated Eubank Jr. in beating him in 2014 with way of a 12 round split decision. Eubank Jr. chose not to push the re match after all these ages, and then he ’s currently fighting at super middleweight. Saunders moving up to super middleweight should make it a lot easier for him to fight a rematch using Eubank Jr., nevertheless the fight still might not be attainable.
“When I was at times and that I was a champion, ” I presume my style was all wrong for certain fighters,” Saunders said in falling a hint of why he was unable to get fights with Canelo and Golovkin. “So we’will have a go at super middleweight. I presume folks are ready around for me to get a little bit old when my springs aren’t as good anymore. What they neglect ’t even realize is I’m my prime now at 2-9. I’ve not got miles on clock. I’t battled 27 struggles. If I required 10 good punches, I assume ’s a lot, also I’ve experienced using some excellent competitors. I’t merely settled in to my prime now. I’m going to show people exactly what I’t made this particular year. Should they don’t even wish to fight with me this year, then I’ll just beat the things they put infront of me,” Saunders stated.
The guy that Saunders should pursue at super middleweight is WBA champion Callum Smith. That would be quite a good fight for Saunders. When he can beat Smith, he would be given a huge quantity of respect from the boxing world, due to his ’s believed the top fighter at super middleweight at the moment. Another guy Saunders should target is former WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez, if he beats Anthony Dirrell. Benavidez, 22, is some guy which will end up judgment the 168 pound division within the near future. Benavidez is young, heavy-handed, also he gets the size ’1 1/2″ to present plenty of guys problems, including Saunders.
“There’s no more debate on my case. I overcome him,” Saunders said about his victory finished Eubank Jr. in 2014. ”
Saunders left no question he was the superior fighter in beating Eubank Jr. in 2014. But, Eubank Jr. has improved a lot, and he’SA much better fighter now than he was five years ago after he dropped to Saunders with way of a 12 round decision.
“I’m open to some middleweight or middleweight struggles from the Earth,” Saunders stated.