British and Commonwealth Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders and challenger Matthew Hall both weighed in today for their fight tomorrow night (Thursday 21st March) at London’s York Hall.
Hatfield ace Saunders hit the scales at 11st 5lbs 7 1/2oz, while Manchester star Hall came in at 11st 5lbs 1/4oz.
The fight will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) with live coverage starting at 7pm.
Saunders, making the first defence of his British title and fourth Commonwealth defence, said, “It’s fight time, I can’t wait to get in the ring tomorrow night. My training’s gone perfect, the weight’s great and now I’m ready to fight. Hall’s got the experience, but I’m ready to put on the best performance of my career yet.”
Hall, a former Commonwealth Champion at light-middleweight, said, “Saunders is a good champion, but I’ve prepared hard and now I’ve got to do the business in the ring tomorrow night. I fight best when my back’s up against the wall and I’m looking forward to fighting Saunders in his backyard.”
Southern Area Welterweight Champion Bradley Skeete and challenger Peter McDonagh both weighed in at 10st 6 1/2lbs for their fight which features as chief-support on the card.
YORK HALL –RUNNING ORDER
Doors Open: 18:30 hrs
Fight #1 – 19:40 hrs
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Middleweight Contest
JOHN DIGNUM vs. KIERON GRAY
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Cruiserweight Contest
SIMON VALILY vs. SIMEON COVER
8 X 2 Minute Rounds Lightweight Contest
BILLY MORGAN vs. TBA
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Middleweight Contest
TOM BAKER vs. JASON BALL
Fight # 5
6 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Flyweight Contest
PAUL BUTLER vs. TBA
Fight #6 – 21:30 hrs
THE SOUTHERN AREA WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
10 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 147lbs
BRADLEY SKEETE vs. PETER McDONAGH
Fight # 7 – Follow on
THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 160lbs
BILLY JOE SAUNDERS vs. MATTHEW HALL