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Eddie Hearn: Billy Joe Saunders must have a major fight in 2021

The Matchroom promoter reacts to Saunders dominant performance over Martin Murray.

In the immediate aftermath of Billy Joe Saunders unanimous decision win over Martin Murray, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn took a few moments to give his immediate feeback on Saunders’ performance and discusses where they want to go from here.

Hearn on Saunders’ win:

“He’s a great fighter and I think he feels that he wants a performance, a pound-for-pound great performance, which he believes he is. I thought having been out for 13 months it was a great performance. So, Martin Murray very, very tough but Billy was great. He’s a rhythm fighter, he needs to be out and active all the time and having been out for 13 months is very difficult. But I thought it was a really good performance.”

On what he wants to do with Saunders going into next year:

“[The Canelo-Smith winner is] the one. He needs to fight the winner of that, really. But hopefully Callum Smith wins that fight, you’ve got an all British unification. If Canelo wins, that’s a fight for Billy Joe Saunders as well. But there’s Demetrius Andrade, there’s Golovkin, but he must have a major fight in 2021. He must have a major fight.

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