WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders has confirmed Adam Booth as his new trainer.

Saunders joins stablemates Mitchell Smith and Lucien Reid under the guidance of the respected Booth and will be looking to start 2017 with a bang after later stating his first fight under the new partnership is likely to be announced at the start of next week.

The unbeaten slick southpaw is the latest pupil to arrive at a thriving gym spearheaded by Adam Booth and is reunited with former foe, Andy Lee, who Saunders dethroned to win his first World Title in December 2015.

In a post on his Facebook page, Saunders confirmed the link up: