Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bradley Saunders Looks To Do a Real Job on Sabire

Light-welterweight ace Bradley Saunders will face Frenchman Christophe Sabire on the Dereck Chisora-Tyson Fury undercard on Saturday 26th July at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester.

The unbeaten Sedgefield star is coming off a brilliant first round KO win over Ville Piispanen earlier this month in Newcastle to claim the WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight crown - his first pro title.

And the win also saw Saunders, a Beijing Olympian and 2007 World Amateur Championship Bronze medalist, break into the WBO world top 15 rankings at number 12 as looks to move fast towards a world title shot.

Sabire will be a good test for Saunders, he extended British talent Bradley Skeete the full twelve rounds in February in a WBA Intercontinental title challenge at welterweight, and came back in May with a second round stoppage of Nemanja Krstin.

Saunders, 28, will do an eight-round contest against Sabire and is looking to put on a show for his fans.

“I’m looking forward to this one, it’s fantastic getting back in the ring again after beating Piispanen.  Sabire has taken Skeete the distance at welterweight and of course I’ll be looking to do a real good job on him,” Said Saunders.

“Obviously I was over the moon winning in such dramatic style against Piispanen in front of my home fans.  I knew that I was going to knock him out with the body shot as I’d been working on it over and over again in the gym, but I didn’t expect him to go the first time I tried it,”

“Now that I’m ranked in the WBO the world title is in my sights, but I want to get some more rounds in so I can get some experience in the bag which I’m sure will come as the fights get harder,”

“Sabire is bigger and stronger as he’s fought at welterweight and up at light-middleweight so maybe he’ll take me a few rounds more.  I know that I won’t have to go looking for him which will make it exciting for the fans.”

Dereck Chisora v Tyson Fury headlines the show for the European and Vacant British Heavyweight title and Final Eliminator for the WBO World title; Billy Joe Saunders challenging Emanuele Blandamura for the Vacant European Middleweight Championship; Liam Smith defends his British Light-Middleweight title against Navid Mansouri; the British and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight Championship Liam Walsh; Jack Catterall v Nathan Brough for the Vacant Central Area Light-Welterweight Championship; plus an action-packed undercard featuring the best young talent.

Tickets and VIP packages are available through Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or eventim.co.uk

Fury v Chisora is live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546).  Join at www.boxnation.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Scholar on 06-25-2014

I don't understand this. 140 is a pretty deep division when it comes to UK fighters. Personally I'd like to see him go the British, Commonwealth, European route first. Suppose at 28 years of age his team don't want to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Scott Quigg Drills Jose Cayatano in Featherweight Debut Lipinets' Manager Moving Him Fast: "This is a Special Guy" Kal Yafai Drops, Dominates Luis Concepcion To Win WBA Title Jeff Horn's Coach Confident: We Can Beat Pacquiao, I Know How! Callum Smith With Brutal Knockout of Luke Blackledge Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina - CompuBox Historical Review Photo: Shannon Briggs, Tyson Fury - Face To Face in Manchester Joseph Parker Eyes Wilder, Joshua - Wants Unifications Luis Ortiz Stops David Allen: Benn, Morrison Win Jose Cayetano Plans To Target Quigg's Repaired Jaw For KO Win Charlo: I’m A Bigger, Better, Faster Fighter Than Julian Williams Tureano Johnson To Return on Vargas-Berchelt Card, Jan. 28 Williams Criticizes Charlo's Biggest Wins Versus Bundrage, Trout John Molina's Trainer Predicts 'A War' With Terence Crawford Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares: Pre-Fight Report Card Artur Akavov May Move Down to 154 After Saunders Loss Jermall Charlo a Razor-Thin Favorite Against Julian Williams Joseph Parker Edges Andy Ruiz To Capture WBO Title Hughie Fury World Title Shot is Coming Soon, Says Frank Warren Joshua Vows: There Will Be a KO - Molina Will Tire and I'll Unload! Unbeaten Jeff Horn Overcomes Knockdown; Stops Ali Funeka in Sixth Froch Ridicules Golovkin: Your Best Wins Are Murray, Macklin! Making Cotto-Kirkland a PPV is Not a Healthy Start to New Year Video: Shawn Porter Discusses His Future, Predicts Fights Lenny Z Sees Freddie Roach as Difference Maker in Lipinets Bout Video: Demetrius Andrade on Culcay Fight, Wanting Erislandy Lara Schaefer: I Sort of Left on Top, Boxers Are Happy To Have Me Back! Video: Mikey Garcia, Schaefer on Getting McGregor in The Ring Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz - CompuBox Historical Review Molina Weighs 143.2 On Second Try; Gives Money to Crawford Video: Errol Spence on Status of Kell Brook Shot, Garcia-Thurman Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins Photos: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs. Leon Harth - Official Weigh-In Photos: Terence Crawford vs. John Molina - Official Weigh-In Anthony Joshua Throws Weight Behind Members-Only London Gym Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Official Weigh-In Erik Skoglund Gets TKO Victory: Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren Win Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Found Murdered in Guadalajara No Drama In L.A.: Cuellar, Mares, Charlo, Williams Make Weight Menard, Beltran Make Weight for HBO Co-Feature
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement