“Both hunters want it, both camps want it”: the camp of Billy Joe Saunders claims fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is “very likely” … with negotiations that are said to be “almost there” for Las Vegas
- A fight between Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo Alvarez would be “almost there.”
- Saunders’ Super Middleweight Title is likely to be at stake if they agree to fight
- Management at MTK Global says it is “very likely” that the fight will be completed
Billy Joe Saunders enters a blockbuster fight with middleweight star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, according to the British hunter’s management company.
The fight is likely to take place at super-middleweight in Las Vegas on May 2, with Jamie Conlan from MTK Global revealing that both parties are “almost there” when announcing the game.
“It is very likely that it will happen,” Conlan told Sky Sports.
Billy Joe Saunders (right) is said to be approaching a blockbuster with Canelo Alvarez
The Mexican (right) is considered to be one of the best pound-for-pound hunters
‘Both hunters want it, both camps want it, everyone seems to be on the same side, we just have to hit the right number.
“They set an initial deadline, but the negotiations are at a point where it makes no sense to walk back. We are almost there. “
Canelo is considered by some to be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and a fight against Saunders would attract a lot of attention, with British fighters with unbeaten records.
Mexican hunter Canelo has become one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport
The fight has dominated the story since Canelo defeated Sergey Kovalev on light heavyweight to win back the world title in November.
His only loss in 56 professional fights came against Floyd Mayweather in 2013 and he has since become one of the most talented fighters in the sport.
When Canelo inquired about a possible match with Saunders, Canelo did not turn away any suggestions to join the ring.
“A fight between me and Billy Joe Saunders is a great fight, he is a great fighter. He is a tough southpaw and a champion, it’s a good fight, “he told Ring Magazine after Kovalav’s victory.
‘It is literally’ No Boxing, No Life ‘. I just won a fourth world title and I’m back in the gym. It is not boxing, not life for me. ”
Saunders would defend his super-middleweight title belt if he agreed to fight Canelo