Admin error sees Queensberry Promotions win Billy Joe Saunders v John Ryder fight

PUBLISHED: 16:38 22 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:42 22 May 2013

Billy Joe Saunders is set to face John Ryder next

Billy Joe Saunders is set to face John Ryder next


The purse offer for the highly anticipated British Middleweight title showdown between champion Billy Joe Saunders from Hatfield, and John Ryder was won by Andy Ayling on behalf of Queensberry Promotions at the British Boxing Board of Control’s Cardiff headquarters earlier today.

The fight was put back out to purse bids after a premature announcement by the Board had previously awarded the fight to promoter Eddie Hearn, until it was discovered that there was an error with some of the paperwork.

Ayling has two weeks to submit a date and a venue to the Board for when the two unbeaten fighters will meet for Saunders’ British Championship.

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