Boxer Billy Joe's big date to be announced

PUBLISHED: 16:34 09 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:55 26 October 2009

Billy Joe Saunders with promoter Frank Warren and Olympic champion James DeGale

Billy Joe Saunders with promoter Frank Warren and Olympic champion James DeGale

A PRESS conference has been called for Monday where it will be officially announced that Hatfield fighter Billy Joe Saunders is set for his professional debut. News filtered around media circles yesterday that The Olympians were set to feature on the Ma

A PRESS conference has been called for Monday where it will be officially announced that Hatfield fighter Billy Joe Saunders is set for his professional debut.

News filtered around media circles yesterday that 'The Olympians' were set to feature on the Martin Rogan versus Matt Skelton Commonwealth heavyweight show on February 28 at the Birmingham NIA.

Frank Warren's Sports Network stable have now confirmed this to be true, and the countdown is on for Hatfield fighter Saunders as he begins his journey into the professional boxing arena.

Olympic gold medallist James DeGale, world amateur champion Frankie Gavin and Hoddesdon Boxing Academy product Billy Joe will be in attendance to discuss their big night in the second city at the Landmark Hotel on Marylebone Road, London, on Monday.

DeGale's professional trainer will be officially confirmed at the press conference and in attendance with Gavin and Saunders will be with their respective trainers, Anthony Farnell and Danny Hoy, to answer any questions.

Tickets for February's show start from only £30 and can be purchased from Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8000.

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