The newly crowned WBO world super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (28-0) is targeting a unification bout with his fellow countryman WBA “Super” world super-middleweight king Callum Smith (25-0).
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“I can be out on July 13th,” Saunders said about his next fight.
“I wasn’t really pushed. It was like sparring practice for me. I really hope we can make the Callum Smith fight. It would be a brilliant fight for the fans. He’s probably got other plans. He’s fighting in June. I love that fight. I think it’s a big fight. I think Smith has got the courage to fight.”
“I haven’t been in a meaningful fight in 14 months now,” Saunders said after his fight against Isufi on Saturday night. “He’s #1 with the WBO for a reason, so he’s honestly good.”
“Canelo and Golovkin, they didn’t want that style. They do not want that style 100 percent, both of them. They don’t like that. I’m sorry. They didn’t want it. I signed the contract twice for the fight,” Saunders added.
The 29-years-old Smith’s next fight is on the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. undercard on June 1 in New York. “Mundo” will be defending his belt against an unknown opponent, but many sources are saying that the Brit’s next adversary will be the 35-years-old Hassan N’Dam (37-3).