Promoter Frank Warren has expressed an interest in brokering a deal which would see Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves fight in the super middleweight division.
Groves outpointed Chris Eubank Jr on Saturday to retain his WBA ‘Super’ world title and progress through to the final of the World Boxing Super Series.
Speaking to BoxNation, Warren said:
”George has done well for himself, coming off of those losses that he had in his career. More importantly, for me, that fight has opened up another avenue.”
”I don’t know how his shoulder is and I hope his shoulder’s going to be ok. I know he’s going to fight Callum Smith [or Juergen Braehmer] in the final of this tournament. But if he can’t, Bill would go up to super middleweight and box him.”
"Saint George" picked up a shoulder injury during the final round at the Manchester Arena but said in the aftermath that he's confident he’ll be available for the final.
Saunders defends his WBO world middleweight strap in a London showdown with fellow Briton Martin Murray this coming April.
"Superb Saunders" has made no secret of his desire to fight the winner of the Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez rematch, but the 28-year-old may be be forced to look at other options should his dream fight not materialise.
”We can make that fight,” said Warren. “We’d have no problem with that - Bill would want that fight, and I would want it for Bill. So there’s a good fight to be made there.
”George if you’re looking for the fight with Bill, we can do that. There’s a truckload of money for everybody to be made there. You guys could make some seriously good money.
Saunders has discussed moving up in weight before, and there are some ready-made rivalries with the likes of James DeGale, Smith or Groves.
”What a great fight for British fans as well. George is on a high after that. Bill’s on a high, he’s got to come through Murray first of all. He comes through that, that would be a fantastic fight to put on,” he added.
Saunders himself even took to Twitter to tease the possibility on a face-off against Groves.