WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders is closing in on a mammoth Middleweight showdown against Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez.

Fresh from embarrassing David Lemieux in his hometown in Laval, Canada, Saunders now takes on tough Brit Martin Murray at The O2 on April 14th.

Saunders admits he only has a couple of years left at the top of his game, but he's loving life under trainer Dominic Ingle after their link-up last summer.

"It's about hard work now, not going fat, not ballooning up. I'm 28, I've got two years to do what I want to do and be at the pinnacle of my career," the 28-year-old said at Thursday's press conference.

"When I get older, am I going to live like this and be as sharp as I am? In my personal opinion I don't think I am. I want to make the most out of it while I've got my youth and feeling fresh. I'm happy where I'm at at the minute in my life, and also in my boxing career."

His Montreal masterclass received plenty of praise from observers across the boxing world, including Floyd Mayweather. Plenty of American pundits expected Lemieux to knock Saunders out and take the WBO crown, but Saunders outclassed and out-thought him.

"I'm looking forward to getting my fight head back on. It's no good beating Lemieux in that sort of fashion then coming back and looking average. I think the Canada performance was good in one way and bad in another, because it was good for my stock but bad for business," he argued.

"Golovkin and Canelo aren't scared, but the people looking after them [are]...they're their cash cows. They don't want someone coming in and giving them a hard night's work - or even beating them - because that's just putting a spanner in the works."

Canelo v Golovkin face off

Murray has mixed it with world class operators such as Golovkin and Sergio Martinez at 160 pounds, so Billy Joe is not overlooking him. The southpaw also revealed he is excited about performing at The O2 in London.

"I boxed at The O2 once early on in my career [TKO win over Kevin Hammond, May 2011] and I remember when I boxed there it was a real good atmosphere. A lot of my fans, to get to The O2 is like walking across the road, so I should have a lot of support there."

Tickets for Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray and Terry Flanagan v Maurice Hooker are on sale from 10am on Monday 29th January.