Fight times for Billy Joe Saunders’ and George Groves’ bouts confirmed

PUBLISHED: 16:02 14 December 2012 | UPDATED: 16:08 14 December 2012

Commonwealth Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders with his belt

Commonwealth Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders with his belt

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BILLY Joe Saunders’s British title shot is set to be the penultimate fight of an action-packed boxing card at London’s ExCel Arena tomorrow (Saturday) night.

The 23-year-old from Hatfield is scheduled to square off against Nick Blackwell at around 9.40pm, with that and the whole card live on on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Saunders goes into the bout with 15 straight wins since turning professional with Frank Warren, 10 by way of knockout. Blackwell has lost just one of his 13 contests.

Top of the bill and last on is George Groves v Glen Johnson for the Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Championship, scheduled for 10.45pm.

Also featuring on the show in the captial is former Welwyn Garden City amateur boxer Mitchell Smith as he takes on Igor Chuev in a 6x3 minute Internations Super Featherweight contest.

Doors open at the ExCel at 5pm.

Fight # 1 – 17:45 hrs

6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Featherweight Contest

MITCHELL SMITH vs. IGOR CHUEV

Fight # 2 – 18:15 hrs

THE WBO INTERNATIONAL CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

10 X 3 Minute Rounds

TONY CONQUEST vs. NEIL DAWSON

Fight # 3 – 19:10 hrs

THE SOUTHERN AREA WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

10 X 3 Minute Rounds

BRADLEY SKEETE vs. CHAS SYMONDS

Fight # 4 – 20:00 hrs

6 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Middleweight Contest

FRANK BUGLIONI vs. CIARAN HEALEY

Fight # 5 – 20:35 hrs

THE VACANT COMMONWEALTH LIGHT-MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

12 X 3 Minute Rounds

STEVE O’MEARA vs. LIAM SMITH

Fight # 6 – 21:40 hrs

THE COMMONWEALTH & VACANT BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

12 X 3 Minute Rounds

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS vs. NICK BLACKWELL

Fight # 7 – 22:45 hrs

THE COMMONWEALTH SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

12 X 3 Minute Rounds

GEORGE GROVES vs. GLEN JOHNSON

*Times are subject to change without prior notice*

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