Billy Joe Saunders flies out for Marbella training camp ahead of Andy Lee showdown

PUBLISHED: 15:26 06 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:03 06 August 2015

Billy Joe Saunders v Yoann Bloyer

Billy Joe Saunders v Yoann Bloyer


Billy Joe Saunders started his training camp last Tuesday with the clock counting down to his WBO World Middleweight title clash against champion Andy Lee on Saturday, September 19 at Thomond Park in Limerick.

The Hatfield boxing star has set up camp at the MGM training complex in Marbella with trainer Jimmy Tibbs as they prepare for the biggest fight of Saunders’ unbeaten 22-fight career.

“This is a crucial training camp for me and we’re taking no chances and heading into the biggest fight of my career I wanted total focus with no distractions so coming to the MGM is ideal for me,” said Saunders.

“There is six weeks of hard, hard training ahead of me now, mountain and beach runs, gym work, sparring, strength work, it’s going to be absolute hell out here, but I’m prepared to go through it all for the glory of being crowned world champion at Thomond Park.”

Saunders, 25, used the same facilities to get him into shape for his biggest win yet over rival Chris Eubank Jnr and aims to replicate that successful camp to defeat hard Irishman Lee.

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