Billy Joe Saunders to make first world title defence in London against Max Bursak

PUBLISHED: 12:56 07 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:39 14 March 2016

Billy Joe Saunders will fight Max Bursak in first WBO world middleweight title defence

Billy Joe Saunders will fight Max Bursak in first WBO world middleweight title defence

Archant

Hatfield boxing world champion Billy Joe Saunders will make a first defence of his WBO world middleweight title at the end of April.

An announcement made at a press conference at London’s O2 this afternoon (Monday), in the surroundings of the new Muhammad Ali Exhibition, revealed the 26-year-old will take on 31-year-old Ukrainian Max Bursak at the Copper Box Arena.

Saunders won the title with a stunning performance over previous champion Andy Lee in December and now embarks on his 160lb WBO reign that could to a unification showdown with division king Gennady Glolovkin.

See Wednesday’s Welwyn Hatfield Times for further coverage.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists