Josh Warrington has backed Billy Joe Saunders inclusion on the undercard of KSI’s rematch with Logan Paul.
Saunders defends his WBO tremendous middleweight title in opposition to Argentine Marcelo Esteban Coceres on the Los Angeles Staples Center on Saturday night time, as a part of a promotional push from Matchroom to capitalise on the YouTubers’ promoting energy.
After swapping promoters in August, the looks on KSI and Logan Paul’s undercard is Saunders’ first battle with Eddie Hearn. Matchroom are predicting large numbers for the rematch after hitching their wagon to what Warrington described as a ‘mockery’ to boxing.
The warring web personalities have gone professional for his or her second battle and Saunders confronted a wave of ridicule from fans and fellow boxers for agreeing to be on their undercard.
Rising American star Devin Haney can be on the ticket and Warrington praised Saunders for accepting a slot on the controversial battle card.
‘My nephew is eight years old and he watches these YouTubers all day long,’ Warrington defined to Metro.co.uk.
‘It’s guys importing movies of themselves taking part in video video games, however one way or the other they’ve thousands and thousands of followers.
‘I do know KSI and Logan Paul have been getting plenty of stick and rightly so.
‘Die-hard boxing fans know it’s a mockery, however that being mentioned, you’ve bought to see the positives.
‘If it gets a younger generation into the sport, then it’s a win for us boxers.
‘If 10million tune in and 1m of that watch Devin Haney or Billy Joe Saunders’ subsequent battle, then that’s a win.
‘That’s new fans. I’ve seen fighters moaning about Saunders and Devin Haney on the undercard, however there’s positives there.’
Saunders is concentrating on a unification battle with Canelo Alvarez. The British fighter has loved battle week, even aiming just a few digs of his personal at KSI and Logan.
Hearn believes the rematch could match the 1m gross sales the primary battle did, however Warrington gained’t be one of many punters tuning in.
Asked if Warrington meant to observe KSI and Logan in motion, he replied: ‘I’ve truly bought plans that night time…round 9.30pm LA time, I’ll be busy. Think I’m pouring acid into my eyeballs.’