Billy Joe Saunders retained his British and Commonwealth middleweight titles with a clear 12 round points win over Matthew Hall at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London On Thursday.
Although Saunders hurt Hall a few times throughout the contest, the Manchester based challenger managed to trade evenly with Saunders for much of the fight. However, Saunders was just that little more skilled which was reflected in the 120-109,120.108 and119-110 score line.
Hall marched forward and managed to land some crisp counters at times but each time Saunders responded with twice the amount of punches. Hall, who stepped up from light middleweight was as brave as ever but he lacked the power to hurt the champion.
welterweight Bradley Skeete w pts 10 Peter McDonagh
light welterweight Billy Morgan w pts 6 Dan Carr
super middleweight John Dignum w pts 4 Kieron Gray
middleweight Tom Baker w pts 4 Jason Ball
cruiserweight Simon Vallily w pts 4 Simeon Cover
bantamweight Paul Butler w tko 4 Anwar Alfadli