Billy Joe Saunders has branded Gennady Golovkin a ‘p***y’ in response to the Kazakh dismissing him as a potential opponent.
Britain’s newly-crowned two-weight world champion named GGG as a foe he still wants to face following his title win earlier this month, despite the fact they were unable to make an undisputed fight happen back in 2017.
When asked by US reporters about Billy Joe’s latest call-out, Golovkin replied: “Let’s not talk about Saunders. Why talk about Saunders?
“If somebody wants to fight, we’ll consider it. They should all line up, form a line…
“Come on guys, he’s not serious. If you want serious, just ask me a serious question.”
GGG seemingly still holds bad feeling towards Saunders due to the fact their bout never came to fruition when he held three middleweight titles, with BJS at that stage owning the elusive final belt.
However Saunders has a different version of events and posted a screenshot of a private conversation he had with Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler.
The message shows contact between the two parties in 2017, shortly before Gennady’s fight with Daniel Jacobs, and suggests Billy Joe was pushing to get an agreement sent to him to make the undisputed bout happen.
Saunders tagged Golovkin into the image and captioned it: “Who’s the p***y now?”
In the end, GGG faced Canelo instead and looks likely to have a trilogy bout with the Mexican later this year.