Billy Joe Saunders To Fight On KSI Vs Logan Paul II Undercard
Billy Joe Saunders will make his US debut on November 9th on the undercard of the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch, in Los Vegas.
WBO super-middleweight champion Saunders will defend the title against an as yet unannounced opponent on the pay-per-view show.
Speaking to Sky Sports about the chance to fight in the US for the first time the 30-year-old saying, "It feels like my professional debut all over again.
"I'm very excited to fight in front of the American fans for the first time in my professional career. The Staples Center is an unbelievable venue and I'm hearing that 20,000 people are expected to be packed in on the night.
"It's a great chance to get some new fans on board and a chance to capitalise on putting my name in the big lights in America. The KSI vs Logan Paul rematch has really captured the imagination of the British and American public and it's something that sells. Fair play to them both, it's going to be a great show.
"People say, 'oh you're on the undercard', but I feel like we're all sharing the show, we're all absorbing that energy off the fans. I've seen the numbers they attract, over six million people watched the press conference alone, and all eyes will be on us on November 9.
"I'm looking forward to making my debut with Matchroom Boxing. It's time to really put my impressing shoes on and put my name out there for those big fights to be made."
Eddie Hearn spoke about Saunders upcoming fight saying, "I'm really pleased for Billy that he will get to make his US debut on November 9 at the superb Staples Center.
"Everyone in the sport knows that he is one of the best out there at 160 lbs and 168 lbs and he wanted the opportunity to prove that he IS the best.
"This event will be huge with a chance for Billy to box in front of a huge global audience of boxing fans and a casual audience that we hope will fall in love with our sport. A strong performance in November can set up all the mega fights for him in 2020."
KSI and Logan Paul are two of the biggest YouTubers in the world and had their first fight in Manchester in August last year.
The two men fought with head guards over six rounds and ended in a majority draw, with KSI winning on one card and a draw on the other two, causing the rematch.
For the second fight the two men will ditch the head guards and face in a professional fight over 12 rounds.