Saunders 2016 Spring Training

Billy Joe Saunder's 2016 Spring Training
Billy Joe Saunder’s 2016 Spring Training

WBO Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders was offered a seven figure payday to face Gennady Golovkin in a unification match on April 23, however, Saunder’s turned down the offer to face Max Bursak. Back in early January Saunders said he was prepared to face the heavy-hitting GGG in the UK. Looks like we will have to wait for a middleweight unification fight to happen.

The Mighty Gennady Golovkin (GGG)

The Mighty Gennady Golovkin
The Mighty Gennady Golovkin

Saturday October 17, in front of 20,548 rabid fans at Madison Square Garden, Golovkin methodically beat down a game David Lemieux to unify the Middleweight titles. Saturday’s stoppage of Lemieux marked Golovkin’s 21st straight KO and his 15th successful defense of his titles. You got to give credit to Lemieux who unlike other fighters stepped up to face the devastating puncher in GGG.

With his victory on Saturday, GGG and the rest of the boxing world will have their eyes on the November 21, 2015 battle, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto for the WBC World middleweight title.