Ask The Editors
SecondsOut.com Logo - click here to go back to the home page
News divider Features divider Schedules & Results divider Rankings and Stats divider Community My Profile
Login

FORUMS

01 AUGUST 2014

Where am I? Home Main News
 

Saunders Aims To Best Of British


Billy Joe Saunders is out to prove that he’s the best of the British middleweights this year.

 

The British and Commonwealth Champion puts both titles on the line this Thursday night at the York Hall in London against Manchester puncher Matthew Hall.

 

With Martin Murray, Matthew Macklin and Darren Barker all in the domestic mix, Saunders wants to face at least one of his rivals this year

 

Still only aged 23 and with his rivals all around 30, Saunders says the best is yet to come from him.

 

"I’m in this business to prove that I’m the best and I’ll do that this year," Said Saunders.

 

"The domestic middleweight division is really heating up and there are some talented lads in there with Murray, Macklin and Barker,"

 

"I’d love to test myself against any of them and I’m confident that I could beat any of them. That’s not being big-headed, I know what I can do and so do my trainers and I just have to prove it,"

 

"I’m just 23 and have plenty of time on my side, while these lads are 30, I want to fight them the sooner the better really and then look to a European title."

 

The Hatfield based boxer says he sees Hall as a threat as he’s upset the applecart before beating prospects Kris Carslaw and Kerry Hope.

 

"Hall’s tough, come-forward and strong and he’ll give me a lot to think about," added Saunders.

 

"I haven’t taken him lightly, he’s still dangerous and will be out to spring a surprise,"

 

"I’ve worked too long and hard to win the British and Commonwealth titles, though, and I’m not letting them go,"

 

"Hall’s good, but I’m better and you’ll see me at my best on Thursday night and retaining my title in knockout style."

 

March 19, 2013




License/buy our content  |  Privacy policy  |  Terms & conditions  |  Copyright  |  Advertising guide  |  Site Map  |  Write for SecondsOut.com  |  SecondsOut Contacts  |  Contact Us

© 2000 - 2011 Knockout Entertainment Ltd & SecondsOut.com