In the midst of his world press tour with future opponent Canelo Alvarez, the middleweight king Gennady Golovkin hasn’t forgotten about Billy Joe Saunders.
Saunders recently invaded the London press conference of the tour and started verbally jabbing with both Canelo and Golovkin. Safe to say the Kazakh wasn’t pleased with Billy Joe’s antics.
“UK fighters do too much talking. He [Saunders] is nothing right now. Tell me, who is he?” asked Golovkin in an interview with fighthype.com
Golovkin has been accused of avoiding Saunders but he declines to comment on that.
“Right now, my focus is on Canelo. I waited two years for him,” he said.
Canelo Alvarez and Golovkin will fight on September 16th in Las Vegas. Boxing purists believe this is the real fight of the year, not Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Conor McGregor. Golovkin himself has called it ‘a circus’
“I think people understand what is a true fight, a boxing fight, like mine with Canelo. “This [Mayweather-McGregor] is not for fighters, but business. Like a circus,” stated Golovkin.
It’s expected that Saunders will face the winner of Canelo-Golovkin in a unification bout.