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Billy Joe Saunders-Blandamura in Play For EBU Belt

By Per Ake Persson

It will be Emanuele Blandamura (22-0) and Billy Joe Saunders (19-0) that will fight for the vacant EBU middleweight title. Blandamura is thus stripped of the EU title he won January 25 in an upset win over Marcos Nader. The EBU will open all received purse bids March 3 at noon in Rome. Saunders, who holds the British and Commonwealth titles, must be regarded as a big favourite in this one but Blandamura┬┤s conditioning and workrate played a big part in his win over Nader and may also play a part here.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by diarraisagod on 02-08-2014

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;14214317]Frank Warren fighters seem to just tread water for years on end.[/QUOTE] You're kidding right? While I don't like how Warren pads a lot of his fighters records its completley unjustified in Saunders case. He's only 24 still, only 19-0…

Comment by londoner on 02-08-2014

Saunders has been allowed to develop nicely and this is the perfect time for him fight for that European title. It gives him the chance to take Darren Barker's place in the mix with Macklin, Lee and Murray. I like…

Comment by Hougigo on 02-07-2014

Mannnn, I thought it'd be somebody from FN champion

Comment by knockoutkid on 02-07-2014

Im suprised nader lost saw him fight the spaniard and he looked realy decent

Comment by Mick Higgs on 02-07-2014

B.J.Saunders is surely one to watch, but needs to start taking a few fights outside of the UK to get his name about! He's Commonwealth champion so how about sending him to Australia, Canada & South Africa for a couple…

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