Frank Warren reveals fresh Gennady Golovkin vs Billy Joe Saunders talks, wants to revive fight
The promoter is admittedly not confident, but would like to try once again to make this middleweight clash
Billy Joe Saunders’ promoter Frank Warren has revealed fresh discussions for a fight with Gennady Golovkin.
The BT Sport boxing promoter admits he is not confident the bout will be made, but insists they’ll make a new attempt to do so.
Regardless, Saunders’ next bout will come in the spring as he looks to work his way back to the top following a failed drugs test which saw him vacate his world title last year.
“I met with him yesterday and he’ll be out in April,” Warren told the Pound for Pound podcast.
“The quest is to get him back his titles and to get him back his ranking with the WBO.”
On previous occasions in 2017 and 2018, negotiations collapsed for GGG vs Saunders in what would have then been an undisputed middleweight title fight.
The Kazakh unified champion instead opted to twice take a big-money bout against Canelo Alvarez, who ultimately beat him by majority decision and took his titles in their rematch last September.
Now, with both men lacking major belts, it seems even less likely that a fight between Golovkin and the Brit could happen, however Frank Warren stated that there are discussions taking place behind the scenes.
“Will they want to fight Bill?” the promoter continued, “I’m not sure without a title being involved, maybe money might talk.
“In fact, my son spoke to [GGG’s promoter] Tom Loeffler today, so we’re exploring that.
“We wanna try and make that fight, as I say, my son spoke to Tom Loeffler and we would like to try and make that fight.
“It would be a fantastic fight.”
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