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Billy Joe Saunders tells Gennady Golovkin to up the offer or concede home turf

Billy Joe Saunders tells Golovkin's that he can't have it both ways, he needs to offer him better money or come face him in his backyard if he wants to make the fight.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

As the negotiations for a title unification fight between Gennady Golovkin and Billy Joe Saunders continue, Saunders tells Golovkin that he either needs to increase the money offer or agree to come face him in England.

"An offer has been made but people need to understand I don't have a loss on my record and it's not like Golovkin's last opponent David Lemieux who had lost twice before he fought him," Saunders told ESPN.

"I believe I'm a better champion than Lemieux was so deserve more. They [Golovkin's team] are not chucking peanuts around but I'm not going in there just to pick the money up."

It's believed that Golovkin's team has offered Saunders £2.2M (roughly $3.2M U.S. dollars) for the fight.

"I could earn that money against someone else. They are offering life changing money but it's not just about that because it would be a big risk for me.

"They've got to pay me more money than I would get for the Chris Eubank Jr rematch."

Golovkin is keen on unifying all four major titles at middleweight (of which he currently holds two), and would like to take Saunders strap (WBO) before he's expected to take on Canelo Alvarez who holds the WBC title. Saunders obviously knows that and is probably trying to leverage as much money as he possibly can for as dangerous a fight there is for him at middleweight. Although Saunders does say that he's willing to concede some money if Gennady is willing to come to England for the fight.

"I will fight him but I would like it to be in England and if they can do that I would take a bit less, but they have to give me something."

Saunders says if he can't get what he wants out of Golovkin, he'll turn his attention to the likes of Nick Blackwell (British Champion), David Lemieux, or some of the top American middleweights.

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