Billy Joe Saunders secures brutal KO victory at Liverpool’s Echo Arena

PUBLISHED: 12:29 17 October 2011 | UPDATED: 12:31 17 October 2011

Billy Joe Saunders

Billy Joe Saunders

Archant

HATFIELD boxer Billy Joe Saunders continued his remarkable progression with a brutal first round knockout of Hungarian Norbert Szekeres on Saturday night.

The clash formed part of the undercard for Nathan Cleverly’s successful WBO light heavyweight title defence against home favourite Tony Bellew at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

Saunders now meets Gary Boulden next month in the rearranged Southern Area middleweight title clash which was scheduled for last June.

“I didn’t mean to go in there and stop him in the first round really, but I’ve got Gary Boulden in three weeks, I’m trying to save stuff,” Saunders said to Box Nation following his impressive victory.

“I knew I’d eventually wear him down by putting stuff together. I hit him with a good shot.”

Also on the show, Billy Joe’s fellow ‘Olympian’ James Degale defeated Piotr Wilczewski on points to become the new EBU European Super Middleweight champion.

For further coverage, see this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 12:22

Police have confirmed that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a stabbing in Welwyn Garden City last night.

Yesterday, 17:51

There’s less than one week left to respond to Hertfordshire County Council’s Local Transport Plan, which the council says will mean a major shakeup of the county’s transport networks in a bid to help them cope in the future.

Yesterday, 16:08

The A1(M) was temporarily blocked northbound this afternoon after a crash near Welwyn.

Yesterday, 15:20

Neighbours have spoken of their shock after a murder investigation was launched following a stabbing in Welwyn Garden City.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter