It was confirmed a short time ago that Billy Joe Saunders would no longer pursue a fight with Demetrius Andrade for his old WBO middleweight world title and instead will move up in weight next up.

Not only that, but he’ll fight for the vacant WBO super-middleweight world title too.

Speaking today at a press conference alongside promoter Frank Warren, Saunders explained the decision to move up and reacted to getting the world title shot as well as touching on other points as pertaining to his boxing career:

Saunders has had an up and down time in and out of the ring in recent years so this move to 168lbs will at least give him a fresh start for the first time in a while.

Not long ago he put on the best performance of his career against David Lemieux in Canada but things started to fall apart for him in his career not long after that once again.

Boxing is a short, short career and he knows now that no more things getting in the way of his boxing can be afforded for the time he has left in the sport at the highest level.