Carl Frampton injury means Billy Joe Saunders and Derek Chisora fights headline Wembley show
PUBLISHED: 12:54 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:37 19 July 2013
HATFIELD boxer Billy Joe Saunders will be looking to add another belt to his collection this Saturday (July 20).
The British Middleweight champion takes on Cork man Gary O’Sullivan at the Wembley Arena, as he challenges for the WBO Intercontinental title.
The contest also pits two unbeaten fighters head to head, with Saunders going in with 17 wins out of 17, and O’Sullivan with 16 in 16.
Frank Warren’s recent signing Carl Frampton has been forced to withdraw from the show with a perforated ear drum, which now sees Derek Chisora v Malik Scott and Saunders v O’Sullivan share top billing.
Ahead of the bout, Saunders said: “I’m not saying I’ll stop him and it won’t bother me at all if I go 12 rounds again but I do predict a very comfortable win.”
Warren says that with Chisora’s crucial clash against Scott and the 50/50 match-up between O’Sullivan and Saunders to still expect plenty of excitement at Wembley Arena.
“There are two great title fights on the show with Chisora’s showdown against Scott which is heating up into an explosive fight that Chisora knows he has to win so he’ll put everything on the line, plus an exciting clash between unbeaten fighters sees the tough and relentless Irishman O’Sullivan defend his title against the silky-skilled hard-hitting Saunders,” said Warren.
“The undercard is back up with some of the best young talent coming through including Frank Buglioni, Bradley Saunders and Bradley Skeete.”
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