Billy Joe Saunders will defend his WBO super-middleweight title against Marcelo Esteban Coceres at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 9.
If he gets his US debut on the Paul two bill, which is live on Sky Sports Box Office saunders will tackle the Argentinian.
Even the 29-year-old (28-0, KOs 13) became a two-weight world champion when he promised the vacant title in a unanimous decision over Shefast Isufi at Stevenage in May.
I am really looking forward to battling in LA and making my professional American introduction and my very first fight below the Matchroom umbrella, said Saunders.
Marcelo Esteban Coceres is a tough, world-class operator, an unbeaten fighter and I definitely feel that the pressure to outperform him and look good on such a enormous platform. Training is going very well, I just need to stay focused and get the job finished.
Promoter Eddie Hearn explained:I cant wait to watch Billy Joe glow stateside and what a enormous platform to do it. Hes correct in the mix for several of the big battles in 2020 but he can not slip up here and if he can make an impression against Coceres afterward I truly believe he will land a monster in the first half next year
The 28-year-old was held to a draw from his next fight, although coceres is also undefeated 15 inside the space, with 28 victories.
El Terrible will proceed up to 168lbs for his first tilt at a domain and are also battling in America for the first time.
Adam Smith, head of Sky Sports Boxing, said:We are very excited to have the exceptional Billy Joe Saunders back on Sky – and what an evening to make his reappearance!
This is a real opportunity for our developing game to reach a fresh audience with world-class fighters in action prior to the YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul clash. Bring November 9th!
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