The world title fight between Billy Joe Saunders and Demetrius Andrade for Saunders’ WBO middleweight world title has now formally been confirmed with a date and venue by promoter Eddie Hearn.
Initially some thought the fight was heading to California as part of Hearn’s Matchroom USA new venture with the DAZN app in the States, but not the case.
Speaking to AB Boxing News today, Hearn confirmed:
“Boston. October 20th. TD Arena which is where the Celtics play, so I’m very excited. Again, another big city that hasn’t had the big fights that it should.”
He has a point.
Boston used to be one of the hotbeds of boxing in America for years until the last couple of decades or so where Vegas, New York and California have dominated the US boxing landscape.
The middleweight title showdown will also have another story line attached to it outside the ring too.
In that Hearn will go up against his arch nemesis and long-time London rival Frank Warren – where the two promoters will likely meet in person for the first time ever at a press conference.
That, despite operating in the same space for a number of years now in the UK.
The years of verbal jibes in the media towards one another will finally see the two promoters meet face to face.
More importantly, the headline fight itself is a solid one too of course.
One between two very technical operators that should ensure an interesting clash for the purists and those who love the sweet science with the winner standing to have a very real chance of the winner of Golovkin vs Canelo II next month.