Following the news that Billy Joe Saunders is to make a welcome return to the ring, he has now revealed which promoter he will have helping him to get back into the world title picture.
For many, 30-year-old Saunders is one of Britains biggest talents. Having lifted world honours in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions, it would be a well decorated career even if he was to hang up the gloves now.
Saunders did well in the early rounds, keeping Canelo at range and using his fancy footwork to stay out of trouble until Canelo eventually caught him with a huge uppercut that broke his orbital bone and led Saunders to stay on his stool after the eighth round.
In an interview with William Hill, Saunders has now said he will be back in December at super middleweight.
“I have to come back to boxing, because I can’t keep thinking about ‘could’ve, would’ve, should’ve…’ I know it’s been two-and-a-half years now, but I’ve been boxing mentally since I was five years old, so I needed that break so much.”
He then revealed who would be promoting him in his final fights, and it is someone he has worked with before.
“I haven’t got an opponent yet but I’m going to go back with Eddie Hearn [of Matchroom] and sort something.”
He then admitted he wouldn’t be crashing the weight in a rush and only has a couple of fights left.
“I want to slowly bring it down and have a little run-out, get the ball rolling, pick an opponent and then look for the biggest fights Eddie can bring me. I only want three or four fights.”
With a number of Matchroom cards mooted for December, there are opportunities for Saunders should be able to get himself in shape.