Billy Joe Saunders has thrown his hat back into the ring for a Canelo Alvarez fight later this year.
The Brit originally agreed terms to face Mexico’s pound-for-pound star back in May, only for the bout to be scrapped by the coronavirus pandemic.
BJS ruled himself out of contention for Canelo’s new planned date of September 12, saying he would not be ready for the date as he’d been unable to train properly during lockdown and was unhappy taking a big pay cut to fight behind closed doors.
As a result, Alvarez’s team moved on and Callum Smith became the reported frontrunner.
Now though it appears the September 12 date could fall through for a number of reasons, including internal conflicts and a date clash with the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition bout.
Upon hearing this latest development, Saunders told iFL TV: “Listen, I’ll tell you the best thing for Canelo to do.
“Wait until December and come to a proper super-middleweight, a proper champion.
“Wait until December, then let’s go. December, we’re ready, let’s go.
“Fair, even playing field, no robbery.
“I’ll you what I’ll do – the money I’ve signed for, keep it. I swear to God, I’ll let you keep it.
“If he wants to come to England I’ll let him keep it and I’ll fight him for free.
“If I beat him, pay me what I’m contracted. If I don’t, don’t pay me.
“That’s how fair I can be. That’s how confident I am of beating him.”