Billy Joe Saunders vs Canelo Alvarez

Jamie Conlan reveals Billy Joe Saunders vs Canelo Alvarez is "nearly there"

Published On Tuesday, February 18, 2020By British Boxing News

Jamie Conlan: “We’re nearly there”

Billy Joe Saunders vs. Canelo Alvarez is close to being done, according to MTK Global Professional Development Coordinator Jamie Conlan.

The North Londoner is leading the race to face the Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, according to Conlan.

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Four-divisional world champion Canelo (53-1-2, 36 KOs) is set to return to the ring in Las Vegas on May 2, with two-weight world champ Saunders (29-0, 14 KOs) among those linked to the pound-for-pound superstar.

Despite Golden Boy Promotions' Oscar De La Hoya publicly stating that BJS was not the frontrunner for Canelo just last month, it now appears that the WBO super-middleweight champion is on the verge of landing the mega-fight, with Conlan revealing how negotiations are going.

Conlan told Sky Sports: “It is getting very likely that it will get done. Billy Joe is in the pole seat. We believe everyone is on the same side in terms of what fight needs to be made.

“It’s highly likely that the fight will be made. There are still some issues to be ironed out. Both fighters want it, both camps want it, everyone seems to be on the same side, we just have to hit the right number.

“They gave an initial deadline but the negotiations are at a point where there is no point backing out now. We’re nearly there.”

Saunders won his title last May with a unanimous decision win over Shefat Isufi, before making a successful defence of the belt with a stoppage win over Marcelo Esteban Coceres in November.

He is a two-weight world champion following his reign at middleweight, where he earned wins over the likes of Chris Eubank Jr, David Lemiuex, Andy Lee and Willie Monroe Jr.


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