Billy Joe Saunders claims that negotiations have begun over a possible fight with fellow world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
Golovkin is the IBF, WBC, and WBA ‘Super’ champion and WBO title holder Saunders possesses one of only two belts in the middleweight division that the Kazakhstani doesn’t have.
‘Triple G’ (36-0 KO33) stopped Kell Brook in the fifth round at the O2 Arena in London last Saturday and is now aiming to take the remaining middleweight titles off Saunders and his mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs.
And Saunders says he is just waiting for the arrival of the bout agreement before they can make the fight happen.
“They’re trying to make the fight happen now. It will happen,” said Saunders. “My pen is in my pocket, I’m waiting to see the contract, to sign to fight you, GGG.
“Let’s hope that the mandatory you’ve got doesn’t get in the way because I’m fighting on October 29, and I really don’t mind fighting you a week after.
“Let’s make sure that we don’t use the mandatory challenger to get out of anything. You want the WBO belt, I’ve got it, and I’m willing to put it on the line.
“As soon as my manager calls me and tells me that he’s got the contract, and it’s what we want, I’m not worried about anything else. As long as the money is right there, no problem. Trust me, there’s nobody here outpricing ourselves. This is a fair business.
“This man definitely hasn’t lost a pen. To be honest, today I’ll fight you in a field. It doesn’t bother me, we’ll fight anywhere you want to fight.”