PROMOTER Frank Warren yesterday claimed he made a ‘seven figure offer’ to Chris Eubank Jnr for a fight with WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders next year.

Saunders makes the maiden defence of his title this weekend against Artur Akavov in Scotland with a view to securing a big fight in the first half of 2017.

Eubank Jnr is yet to confirm his next move after walking away from a fight with Gennady Golovkin and pulling out of a Tommy Langford fight through injury.

After the two fighters – who clashed in 2014, with Saunders winning on points – engaged in a war of words, Warren revealed that a huge offer has recently been put to Eubank.

Warren recently signed a landmark broadcast deal with BT Sport, and a Saunders-Eubank rematch would be the sort of crossover fight the channel is after.

Warren and Saunders have both spoken about a potential fight with Gennady Golovkin as well as a Eubank Jnr rematch, though Golovkin is currently in talks to fight Danny Jacobs early next year.

This is not the first time Saunders’ side have claimed an offer was made to Eubank for a rematch, though the increased upside for Eubank due to the BT Sport deal makes this latest alleged offer more interesting.

However he is still aligned with Matchroom Boxing, who work with broadcast rival Sky Sports.