Promoter Eddie hearn ensures that he is very close to closing an agreement for a unification fight between Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Billy joe saunders for next May.
“The way is really free for Billy joe saunders fight with him Canelo Alvarez“, Revealed Hearn in the podcast of Pug and Copp of The Athletic. “We have to agree to make that happen.”
The promoter suggests that the real obstacle is convincing Billy joe saunders, but ensures that it is very close to achieving it.
“We are in a time when we do not have the guarantee of the big box offices and many fighters are accepting less money,” he explained Hearn. “That is a conversation that you do not enjoy having with Billy joe saunders. He feels like he can win the fight, and he wants to be rewarded for the fight. So we have to try to reach an agreement with him, which we are close to achieving ”.
Hearn trust that Saunders end up accepting an offer to fight him Canelo in May.
“He (Saunders) He also needs that fight, but he is not going to take it at any cost ”, he explained Hearn. “But yes Billy He thinks he can win that fight, I think he can, I think he has a great opportunity, so he needs to take that opportunity. I hope we can close it out for that fight on the weekend of May 5. “
Billy joe saunders is the super middle champion of the OMB, Meanwhile he Canelo is the monarch AMB and CMB. So it would be a unification fight, where the winner would have three of the four world championship belts at 168 pounds.