Billy Joe Saunders and James DeGale set to meet in super-middleweight clash on September 15

Saunders needs a fight after twice pulling out against Martin Murray with injuries and missing out on Gennady Golovkin when the Kazakh opted for a controversial rematch with Canelo Alvarez.

Warren says Saunders versus DeGale would be a great fight, even though Billy Joe will have to jump up in weight.

Saunders' promoter told Boxing News: “He’d have to go up and give away weight if that did happen, but we will see if it can be done.

“I think all of those names are in the hat, that would be a great fight. I’m sure all the fans would come out for that.

“All those names at the moment are there to be considered. I’ve got to sit down with Bill, which I will do over the weekend and we’ll work out what we’re going to do.”


Saunders was due to face St Helens hardman Murray but pulled out with a hamstring injury and then was snubbed for a unification bout against GGG.

But Warren insists he never felt the Triple G match-up was going to happen.

He said: “It wasn’t frustrating. Bill wasn’t ready to fight in August, he’s injured. He can’t fight till September.

“We had some calls and talks about it. I always felt from day one that that fight [Golovkin-Canelo II] would go on. There’s no reason why it wouldn’t go on.

"We knew it was going to happen. I didn’t want Bill to be used as a stalking horse."



Warren said he has September 15 booked in for Saunders to return at the O2 in London.

He added: “We’re focused on what we’re doing. We’ve got an event booked for September 15, we were hoping the winner of Martin and Bill would be fighting on that date in September, booked for the O2, hopefully Bill will be fit enough to box on that.

“There’s lots of options. I want to first of all make sure Bill’s ready to fight.

"Because what I don’t want is yet another pull out so he’s got to be 100 per cent.”

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