Gennady Golovkin Could Face Billy Joe Saunders Next in Kazakhstan to Unify All Middleweight Titles

By Paul E. Davidson, Posted: 03/20/17 05:19AM EDT
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Gennady Golovkin is already looking forward to his next fight after narrowly beating Daniel Jacobs on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. "GGG" wants to face Billy Joe Saunders next to unify all the middleweight titles and he would love the fight to happen in Kazakhstan.

For the first time in nine years, Golovkin failed to finish his opponent via knockout as he edged Jacobs via a unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 115-112, 115-112, 114-113 with Golovkin retaining his WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles, per The Sun.

Despite the New York crowd and some boxing analysts not liking the judges' decision, Golovkin already knows who he wants to fight next. He is open to giving "The Miracle Man" a rematch and he is ready to fight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez but he would love to unify all the middleweight titles.

According to The Telegraph, Golovkin wants to face WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders next. He also noted in his post-fight interview that he loves to unify all the middleweight titles in his native land of Kazakhstan.

Saunders, who is a southpaw, believes that he has what it takes to finally defeat "GGG" after watching Jacobs give him a hard time on Sunday. He told The Telegraph that he is open to fighting Golovkin in Kazakhstan or even a field.

"In my own head, I know I am capable of beating him. Jacobs isn't in my class when I am on form. Golovkin wants the WBO belt and I am willing to put it on the line. I'll travel anywhere to fight him, I'm not bothered about fighting him in Kazakhstan. I'll fight him in a field for all I care," Saunders said.

Golovkin improved his record to 37-0 with 33 KOs after beating Jacobs on Sunday. On the other hand, Saunders also has an undefeated record of 24-0 but with just 12 wins coming by way of knockout.



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