WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders confirmed via his social media accounts on Sunday he wants to face Gennady Golovkin with all the Middleweight World Title belts on the line.
BoxNation viewers witnessed Golovkin come through his latest challenge, picking up a close unanimous decision points victory over Daniel Jacobs on Saturday night with all eyes on his next move.
Saunders holds the missing piece of Golovkin’s World Title jigsaw and will gain confidence from Jacobs’ success when the American switched to a southpaw stance during the fight in New York.
Quizzed by Boxing Matters regular Gareth A Davies in the post-fight press conference if a fight with Saunders would be of interest, Golovkin roared: “One hundred per cent I would like to face Saunders next, in my country.”
In his 37-0 career, the Kazakh KO King has fought just once in front of his home fans back in 2010 with an early stoppage win over Nilson Julio Tapia.
A potential June date, which coincides with the Expo trade festival in Astana, Kazakhstan has been discussed for GGG’s next fight and fans will be intrigued to see developments over the coming weeks.