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Saunders looks towards fight with Jacobs

Billy Joe Saunders says he’ll definitely take on Daniel Jacobs next.

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

WBO middleweight titlist Billy Joe Saunders has a good test in front of him in David Lemieux next month, and should he be successful he says he’s completely open to taking on Daniel Jacobs next — whether it be in the UK or America.

"He doesn't need to challenge me, because put the right deal in front of me and I'll take it. No problem.

"I'll go to New York or we'll do it in England. His promoter now, Eddie Hearn, is obviously British-based so we can do it here if it makes sense, or if it makes more sense, we can do it in America. I'm not bothered where we do it.”

Saunders then went on to say that he believes Jacobs gets far too much credit for his close decision loss to Gennady Golovkin back in March. Saunders says Jacobs came up short against Golovkin and should be treated as such, not put on a pedestal for a valiant effort.

That aside, the middleweight titlist finished by saying that he ultimately plans on securing a showdown with Gennady Golovkin, who may or may not be tied into a Canelo rematch next spring.

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