WBO middleweight champ Billy Joe Saunders didn't look like an ace in his last outing, against Artur Akavov on Dec. 3.
If he fights at such a level against No 1 rated Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2; age 37; from Georgia), Khurt's trainer Andre Rozier knows they will be hearing, “The newwwww.”
His only concern, that his kid get his shot in a timely fashion and that Saunders doesn't dilly dally and put off the inevitable, postpone because of an injury, etc.
Khurt is ready to rumble, Rozier told me Thursday. The Brooklyn resident last fought in March, scoring a TKO10 over Antoine Douglas.