News Billy Joe Saunders splits from Frank Warren, and signs with Eddie Hearn

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  1. treelo

    treelo //Do something here

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    so yeah, no surprise this has been announced today

    its time to find out whether it was BJS or Warren who didnt want the big fights
     
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    GoldenAzazel General Manager of PWD Platinum Member

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    Press conference in 25 minutes.
     
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    GoldenAzazel General Manager of PWD Platinum Member

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    Run down of the press conference is that no opponents got announced or anything, but said he'd be fighting in October or November. Hearn name dropped GGG, Jacobs, Smith, Canelo, Andrade, and Eubank Jr. then BJS gave his opinions on those fighters. The breakdown of that pretty much was:

    GGG and Canelo - They're past prime and he wouldn't be in this sport if he didn't think he could beat them.

    Andrade - A good fighter that has a chance of beating GGG. He'd get beaten to the punch by BJS and any good counter puncher would give him trouble.

    Eubank Jr. - World class bum, he could beat him with his eyes closed, not even top 5 in the UK.

    Smith - He has all the tools and attributes to be a world champion. BJS didn't really have a bad word to say about him.

    Jacobs - He's a good fighter that got lost in the moment against Canelo. BJS said that a match between him and Jacobs would be a war. He didn't really have a bad word to say about him either.
     
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  4. aries

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    That's funny calling Eubank a bum because Eubank gave him all he could handle when they fought. BJS was lucky to get a win.
     
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    GoldenAzazel General Manager of PWD Platinum Member

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    I remember thinking Saunders was up at least a couple rounds and he looked like the better boxer in general, but it was still close on the scorecards. A rematch would be a decent option imo.
     
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    GoldenAzazel General Manager of PWD Platinum Member

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    So looks like his first fight will be a bit of a warm up, as it'll be a voluntary defence. That means they'll have to be WBO top 15 and that's not exactly the most stacked top 15 in the world. The only two who are ranked top 10 on Boxrec are Lemieux and Monoroe Jr., who BJS has already beaten. After that it's Rohan Murdock who is ranked #20 on Boxrec.
     
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    'Top 15' means 11-15, I'm guessing Keeler.
     
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    GoldenAzazel General Manager of PWD Platinum Member

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    If it's a voluntary defence then is has to be somebody within the WBO top 15.
     
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    I had it 50 50 from memory. BJS took all the early rounds and then I gave the second half of the fight to Eubank. It was def closer than BJS is making out.
     
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    seau45 Proceed in my direction brosef

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    I'd like to see him fight Andrade next then Canelo or GGG
     
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