The incidents were investigated. "It was so idiotic, it was so frustrating because I know Billy well.  After weeks of going back and forth with former IBF champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) on Twitter, on 10 October, the WBO ordered them to meet in a mandatory fight with both camps having 30 days to negotiate a fight, which would likely take place early in 2018. Saunders and Eubank Jr, both 30, have been insulting each other since the build-up to their 2014 fight that Hatfields man Saunders won on points. , Saunders' first defence of the title was scheduled for 30 April 2016, against Max Bursak at the Copper Box in London. Billy Joe Saunders (born 30 August 1989) is an English professional boxer. You'll be punching fresh air." Golovkin said, "My goal is all the belts in the middleweight division.  On 1 September, yet another postponement arose due to Saunders receiving a cut in sparring. , On 30 March 2020 Saunders had his boxing licence suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) after sharing a video during the coronavirus pandemic that promoted domestic violence. , Retained British and Commonwealth middleweight titles.  Saunders advised if he is victorious, he would likely challenge Ramírez for the full title in late 2019, however if Ramírez opted to remain at light-heavyweight, the winner of Saunders vs. Isufi would become full champion. Lemieux was never able to catch up to Saunders to land his big power shots. Warren stated that Saunders would likely fight again in December 2017.
 Saunders came in at the 168-pound limit and Isufi came in slightly lighter at 167.4 pounds. In February 2015, Saunders and Warren accepted a 'step-aside' financial offer from promoter Lou DiBella in order for Lee to face Peter Quillin instead.
In it, he used a punchbag to demonstrate how men could hit their female partners for "giving you mouth" during the shutdown. He has held world championships in two weight classes, including the WBO super-middleweight title since 2019, and previously the WBO middleweight title from 2015 to 2018. I am keen to get on with this as soon as possible." , On 8 July, Saunders revealed that he would be fighting on 17 September, likely on the undercard of Canelo Álvarez vs. Liam Smith at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which would have been broadcast on HBO pay-per-view in the US.  On 13 May, Ramírez officially vacated the WBO title, making Saunders vs. Isufi for the full world title. , In March 2020, Saunders was alleged to have made a ‘phone call to Delta Airlines claiming that three other boxers on a flight from Las Vegas to New York were infected with the Coronavirus associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. On 9 October 2009, he went four full rounds to outpoint Alex Spitko.  Saunders deployed a strategic game-plan which worked out emphatically and exquisitely retaining his WBO title for the third time. The test was carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) on 30 August. That’s five weeks after, you’d hope live sport could return in July.".
His opponent was scheduled to be German based Albanian Shefat Isufi. He does a lot for the community, he does a lot for charity, but every now and again he does the most stupid things. "There is so much uncertainty at the moment and all we can do is make contingencies. Immediately after the Blandamura fight, Saunders called out another undefeated British prospect and archrival Chris Eubank Jr. Prolonged negotiations ensued between Frank Warren and Eubank's team (led by his father Chris Eubank Sr.), with the highly anticipated fight eventually signed in October and taking place on 29 November. Saunders won his second fight by second-round stoppage of Ronny Gabel and his third fight, also by second round stoppage, of Matt Scriven. , On 12 December 2018, promoter Warren announced that Saunders would return to the ring on 22 December at the Manchester Arena on the Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton IBF featherweight championship undercard.  Promoter Warren claimed the positive test was due to a nasal spray and was permitted by UKAD.  On 9 August, according to Hearn, the fight would take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on 20 October.  The plan was to have Saunders fight around the same week as Golovkin vs. Álvarez, and then fight the winner. However, Saunders was forced to pull out due to a hand injury sustained in training.  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The judges scored the fight 120–108, 117–111, and 118–110. The fight was due to take place at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on 22 October live on BoxNation. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. A few adjustments to camp. On 19 December 2015 Saunders made history by competing in the first world title fight contested between two members of the travelling community when he fought Andy Lee for the WBO middleweight title. ", "He spent the weekend down at the NHS, delivering food packages, and meeting people. , On 14 June 2017, Frank Warren announced that Saunders would likely make his second title defence in September 2017.  And the BBBofC found Saunders 'guilty of bringing the sport into disrepute', issued Saunders a severe reprimand and fined him £100,000.  For his first defence of the title, on 1 June, Saunders went the full twelve-round distance (also a first) against veteran Bradley Pryce, outpointing him comfortably. It was also noted that he would wait until 6 May, for any updates. , On 22 April 2017, Khurtsidze knocked Langford out in round 5 with a left hook to secure his next fight against Saunders.  It was later announced his opponent would be Hungarian boxer Zoltan Sera (32-17-1, 22 KOs). On 15 December, Saunders fought Nick Blackwell for the vacant British middleweight title. In Beijing he beat Adem Kılıççı in the first round but lost to old foe Carlos Banteux in the second. But as far as I’m concerned, we agreed [to] terms." Warren believed the stadium would pack in around 15,000 fans seated on the stands and on the pitch.
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