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Billy Joe Saunders

Saunders Destroys Bloyer

Billy Joe Saunders cleared the way for his big world title showdown against WBO World Middleweight Champion Andy Lee with a devastating performance over Frenchman Yoann Bloyer at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

The hard-hitting southpaw was fast and accurate as he took apart Bloyer to warm up for his date with Lee on Saturday 19th September at Thomond Park, Limerick, in the first ever all-Traveller world title fight. Continue reading

‘I’ll Fight Any 160 In The World, But Take GGG Out Of It’ says Billy Joe Saunders

Britain’s former Olympian Billy Joe Saunders fights Andy Lee on September 19th for the WBO middleweight championship in Limerick, Ireland, in an historic fight that will see the first time two men of traveller origins have contested a version of a world title.

The ever honest Saunders is confident of dethroning his Irish rival in style and being crowned the new champion, yet in the event that happens, don’t expect him to sign for a unification with murderous punching Kazakh Gennady Golovkin – arguably the most avoided fighter in boxing today depending on who you believe. Continue reading

Personal Pride At Stake For Andy Lee & Billy Joe Saunders

September 19th sees a massive night for British & Irish boxing when WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee defends his title against mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders at Thomond Park in Limerick, Ireland.

Today saw the London presser to promote the historic contest between the two southpaws – which is already developing into the classic boxer v puncher narrative – and will see two men of traveller origins contesting a version of the world title for the very first time.

Talking about what the fight means to him, unbeaten former Olympian Saunders, said; Continue reading

Saunders And Lee Ready For Historic All-Traveller 50/50 World Title Showdown

WBO World Middleweight title challenger Billy Joe Saunders is excited to make history with his fight against Champion Andy Lee being the first-all traveller world title fight.

Hatfield star Saunders and Limerick hero Lee collide at the Munster Rugby’s stadium Thomond Park in Limerick on September 19th, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Continue reading

Billy Joe Saunders: ‘You Can’t Get Careless Against Andy Lee’

On September 19th at Thomond Park, Limerick, a massive fight for British and Irish boxing will go down, when WBO middleweight champion ‘Irish’ Andy Lee defends his title against mandatory challenger, Hatfield’s Billy Joe Saunders.

The bout will be historic in that it will be the first time two men of traveller origins have contested a version of a world title, and talking to iFLtv this week, Saunders gave an insight into the significance of the fight within their communities; Continue reading

Andy Lee: Saunders Fights With Tenacity & Passion, I Will Have To Beat It Out Of Him

“I’m very proud to bring this fight Limerick” were the words of WBO 160 lb champion Andy Lee earlier today, when his September 19th fight with unbeaten mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders was officially announced via a press conference at Thomond Park, Ireland.

Lee, who won his title against dangerous Russian puncher Matty Korobov last December, spoke to iFLtv to talk about the history making bout, which will be the first time that two men of traveller origins have contested a version of a world title – and in his eyes, there will be only one winner.

Sadly for the fighters involved, and Queensbury promotions – who look after Saunders – today’s presser was slightly overshadowed by (Matchroom Sport promoted) Carl Froch’s retirement announcement, which someone more cynical than myself, might have considered a deliberate move? Continue reading

Andy Lee – Saunders Presser Live Stream / Ticket Infos

A press conference will be held at Thomond Park on Tuesday 14th July at 12.30 to officially announce details of the long-awaited and highly-anticipated showdown between Andy Lee & Billy Joe Saunders for this unique outdoor global boxing event.

Irish hero Lee, the reigning WBO World Middleweight Champion, and Saunders, the undefeated WBO number one ranked and mandatory title challenger from England, will meet face-to-face at the press conference

Tickets are now on sale for the massive middleweight showdown between WBO World Champion Andy Lee and undefeated challenger Billy Joe Saunders. Continue reading

Saunders AND Eubank Jr – Summer Rematch Imminent?

The news that dropped earlier that both WBO 160lb mandatory Billy Joe Saunders (21-0, 11ko) and bitter rival, WBA interim champ Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) are OFF Frank Warren’s May 9th Wembley show, hasn’t actually come as too much of a surprise to me.

Before today’s news, in the fights they were meant to be in, neither man was really going to set that card alight anyway. Billy Joe, returning from injury still hadn’t a named opponent and Eubank was meant to be making a very routine defence of his own title against unheralded Australian veteran Les Sherrington. Continue reading

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