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Saunders vs. Ryder

Billy Joe Saunders v John Ryder – clarification

Following reports on internet forums questioning whether the Billy Joe Saunders V John Ryder contest for the British Middleweight Championship will go ahead, in light of an announcement that Saunders will fight for the WBO Intercontinental Championship on July 20th at Wembley Arena, Queensberry Promotions wish to clarify the position by the following statement: Continue reading

Billy Joe Saunders v John Ryder – purse offer

The purse offer for the highly anticipated British Middleweight title showdown between champion Billy Joe Saunders and John Ryder was won by Andy Ayling on behalf of Queensberry Promotions at the British Boxing Board of Control’s Cardiff headquarters earlier today.

The fight was put back out to purse bids after a premature announcement by the Board had previously awarded the fight to Promoter Eddie Hearn, until it was discovered that he had failed to fill in a simple form ‘correctly and in the appropriate places’ as per the strict rules of a purse offer. Continue reading