Boxing news: Billy Joe Saunders confirms signing with Eddie Hearn after split from Frank Warren, calls out Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin

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Billy Joe Saunders has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn following his amicable split from Frank Warren.

The WBO super-middleweight champion’s fight broadcasters now switch from BT Sport to Sky Sports in the UK and ESPN to DAZN in America, with his next bout to be announced next week.

Billy Joe Saunders is a two-weight world champion

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Billy Joe Saunders is a two-weight world champion

It was recently announced that the that the WBO super-middleweight champion was parting ways with the man who has guided his entire career to date, and now he has confirmed his future plans.

“This move is going to benefit me massively,” said Saunders. “Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing can put me right out on the branch for those big fights.

“I’m on Golovkin and Canelo’s turf. I’ve made this move to make them fights because I’m sick of hearing their bulls*** excuses.

“Those fights make financial sense and they make sense because we’re on the same network.

Eddie Hearn also promotes WBA super-middleweight champion Callum Smith

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Eddie Hearn also promotes WBA super-middleweight champion Callum Smith

“I will go where the big fights are and I can fluctuate between middle and super-middle.

“If the big fights are at middleweight then I’ll have them at middle. If they’re at super-middleweight, then I’ll have them at super.

“I can’t wait to be involved in those big nights that I’ve seen Matchroom put on over the years.

“If that means fighting at 168lbs or 8lbs lighter, then that’s no problem. I’m ready to go and I’m hoping to be out at the end of October or early November.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “Welcome to the big league Billy Joe. This is a huge signing for us and the perfect place for Billy to be.

“Everyone in boxing knows how good Billy is and now he is going to get the chance to prove it against the elite.

“He holds a world title at 168lbs but can also make 160lbs comfortably and when you look at the fighters we work with across our platforms, this was an obvious link up.

“Fighters need to be motivated with regular dates and solid deliverable plans – now Billy finally has that you will see him shine on both sides of the Atlantic.”

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