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24 NOVEMBER 2017

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'Flat' Saunders Retains Title In Glasgow




WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, 24-0-(12), may have retained his title at the Paisley Lagoon Centre in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday night but he was far from impressive in out-pointing Artur Akavov, 16-2-(7), over 12 rounds.

 

Akavov and Saunders traded on equal terms for the first half of the fight but Saunders seemed to wake up from the eighth round onwards to nick an uneventful 116-113,115-113 and 116-112.

 

Speaking after the fight Saunders said: “Tonight was really, really flat. I’d like to apologize to the fans…on that performance my name shouldn’t be mentioned with Golovkin (Gennady)and Canelo(Saul)”.

 

Other results

WBO Inter-Continental junior welterweight title Jack Catterall w pts 10 Diego Gonzalo Luque

Bantamweight Paul Butler w pts 10 Alexander Cazares

junior welterweight Stephen Ormond w pts 8 Zoltan Szabo

Super Featherweight Jono Carroll w pts 8 Juan Luis Gonzalez

Welterweight Steven Lewis w tko 4 Nelson Altamirano

Super Bantamweight Iain Butcher w pts 6 Joseafat Reyes

Light Heavyweight Tommy Philbin w tko 4 Kelvin Young

Lightweight Thomas Dickson w pts 4 Ibrar Riyaz

junior middleweight Ahmed Ibrahim w tko 1 Teodor Boyadjiev

Flyweight Ross Murray w pts 4 Sergey Tasimov

junior middleweight Paul Kean w pts 4 William Warburton

 

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