Hatfield boxer Billy Joe Saunders wins third pro fight on Amir Khan bill

IT was business as usual for Hatfield hitter Billy Joe Saunders last night at the MEN Arena in Manchester. The 19-year-old boxer won his third professional bout with a second-round stoppage of former soldier Matt Scriven. That manner of victory is becomin

IT was business as usual for Hatfield hitter Billy Joe Saunders last night at the MEN Arena in Manchester.

The 19-year-old boxer won his third professional bout with a second-round stoppage of former soldier Matt Scriven.

That manner of victory is becoming the norm now for Billy Joe, who lives at the Holwell travellers' site in Hatfield.

For his three successive victories, Beijing Olympian Saunders has stopped each opponent in the second round.


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Scriven joins Attila Molnar and Ronny Gabel to prove no match for the Herts hitman.

It was a night of success for Frank Warren's 'Olympians' with Beijing gold medallist James DeGale and Birmingham man Frankie Gavin claiming stoppage victories like Saunders.

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Headlining the Manchester bill on Saturday, Bolton pugilist Amir Khan defeated Andreas Kotelnik unanimously on points to become the new WBA light-welterweight champion of the world.

* For further coverage, interviews from the MEN Arena and full picture spread see next week's Welwyn & Hatfield Times - out Wednesday.

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