Billy Joe Saunders closing in on Gennady Golovkin clash in London after Canelo Alvarez rematch talks stall

The current WBO middleweight world champ has been calling out Triple G for months for a unification blockbuster.

And now with the Canelo Alvarez versus Golovkin rematch looking further away than ever from being agreed, Saunders may well get his chance.

And it could happen in London as that would offer both boxers their biggest payday.

The Beijing 2008 Olympian was recently forced to withdraw from defending his title against fellow Brit Martin Murray this month after picking up another injury in  training.

SunSport reported yesterday how Canelo is in talks with Eddie Hearn over a potential Septemver showdown against Daniel Jacobs.

Hearn, who promoters US fighter Jacobs, has confirmed he has received an offer from Oscar De La Hoya for a fight with his No1 star Canelo.

The move from De La Hoya proves the Golden Boy boss isn’t tempted by  Golovkin’s "50/50" offer for a rematch with Canelo.


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It was recently reported Golovkin put an offer to De La Hoya asking for 15 per cent more than the first fight with Mexican redhead Canelo.

On Golovkin, De La Hoya told ESPN: "He's stubborn and wanting 50-50 and it's not going to happen. The Canelo train has left the station, no way that's happening.

"So there's a deal on the table for Daniel Jacobs to fight September 15 against Canelo.

"Eddie loves the idea. He loves the fight. Daniel Jacobs loves the fight and we love the fight as well.

"So we're just moving forward and making sure that Canelo has the toughest dance partner possible for September 15."

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