Tickets go on sale for Billy Joe Saunders’ world title showdown with Andy Lee at Manchester Arena on December 19

PUBLISHED: 13:56 16 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:15 16 October 2015

Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders

Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders

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Tickets are on sale now for Hatfield’s Billy Joe Saunders’ much anticipated WBO World Middlewight championship bout with champion Andy Lee at the Manchester Evening News Arena on Saturday, December 19.

Irishman Lee won the title with a dramatic knock-out of the previously undefeated Matt Korobov and must now face his mandatory challenger – Saunders.

The undefeated Englishman has claimed the records of four unbeaten fighters in a row in his last five fights, including a victory over Chris Eubank Jnr. and now aims to realise his dream by beating Lee to become world champion.

Saunders’ last outing came at Wembley Arena back in July when he stopped Frenchman Yoann Bloyer in the fourth round.

On a night of three world title fights, WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan returns to action one final time this year as he makes the second defence of his title against a top challenger to be announced.

The Manchester hero is the new star of British boxing following his mesmerising victory over Diego Magdaleno this month when he destroyed the American challenger inside two rounds with a fearsome display of power-punching.

The new WBO World Super-Welterweight Champion Liam Smith makes his opening defence of the world title as he begins his reign.

Liverpool ace Smith demolished America John Thompson in seven round this month to lift the world title with some devastating punching and aims to show that he’s the top man in the 154lb division.

An action-packed card will also feature former IBF World Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler as continues on his comeback towards a second record-breaking world title at a lighter weight class, plus Lancashire super-lightweight hot-shot Jack Catterall, with both in championship title action.

With more title fights to be added and an undercard full of the best British prospects all in action, Boxing Day has come early for fight fans.

Tickets are priced at £40, £50, £75, £100, £200 and £300 are available from www.frankwarren.com, TicketMaster - 0844 844 0444 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk, Eventim - 0844 249 1000 or www.eventim.co.uk, Manchester Arena - 0161 950 5000, 0161 950 5229 (disabled access bookings) or www.manchester-arena.com

Tickets are subject to a booking fee.


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