Billy Joe Saunders is set to return to the ring in November to defend his world title belt.
The Hertfordshire-born fighter picked up the WBO super middleweight title when he defeated Shefat Isufi on points in May.
Saunders has since signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
“This move is going to benefit me massively,” said Saunders, per MatchroomBoxing.com. “Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing can put me right out on the branch for those big fights.
“I can’t wait to be involved in those big nights that I’ve seen Matchroom put on over the years. I’m ready to go and I’m hoping to be out at the end of October or early November.”
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Being a world champion, you would expect Saunders to headline fight nights where he defends his title.
However, it appears that's not going to be the case for his next bout.
He's not even going to be on the undercard of some of the best boxers in the world.
In fact, according to the Independent, he will be on the undercard on the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch.
Yes you read that correctly.
The YouTube stars fought for the first time in Manchester last year. The bout controversially ended in a draw.
The two internet sensations have now decided to turn professional and the rematch is set to take place on November 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
It is not yet known who Saunders' opponent will be but it appears his bout won't even be the headline fight.
Incredible. Millions will tune into KSI vs Logan Paul 2, meaning Saunders will be getting decent exposure on his debut fight in the United States.
But it still seems rather embarrassing that he's on the undercard of two YouTuber's.News Now - Sport News