Advertisement
Advertisement

Saunders aiming to light up Chisora-Fury undercard

By Peter Man

The Phones4u Arena in Manchester is readying itself for an epic clash of heavyweight proportions.

Come the night of 26 July, British Boxing takes centre stage as Dereck Chisora 20-4 (13 KOs) and unbeaten Tyson Fury 22-0 (16 KOs) collide in a WBA World Heavyweight eliminator as well as contesting the EBU (European), WBO International and vacant British Heavyweight straps – its set to be some night.

The undercard for a title fight of epic proportions not only contains the likes of Billy Joe Saunders, Liam Smith and Liam Walsh, but the recently crowned, unbeaten, Sedgefield hitter, WBO Intercontinental champion Bradley Saunders 10-0 (8 KOs). The light welterweight, who blasted Ville Piispanen in just 81 seconds of his last outing for the quickest victory of his career to date, is ready for European and hopefully World glory.

"I’m presently twelfth in the WBO rankings and there are lots of fighters in there that I can beat, whether at home or abroad,” began Saunders.

“For me, as I’m in the best years of my life, I have to go for that European and then World titles which I do believe I can win. I’ve a lot of confidence in myself and my abilities, especially after recent successes and that has me knocking on and opening up a few more doors for me.”

With immense support of both family and sponsors as well as the esteemed Warren camp Saunders knows that he can concentrate on the job at hand and then comfortably move on to the next without cause for concern. Now he is looking at the bigger picture, more so his being in the shape, and form, of his life.

With the outing in Manchester to come, against a yet to be named opponent, the Sedgefield fighter is looking to propel himself beyond his already number 12 WBO World ranking before taking a well deserved holiday with his partner of 14 years, Stephanie, and the rest of the family, before blasting back, recharged, come September/October time.

“My sponsors David and Lynn Evans of ESRG Group in Hertfordshire, CBL Cable Contractors in Hartlepool, and Andrew Agarth at webuyanyhouse.com have been a massive support to me in building a career,” Saunders continued.

“With those, my mother Tracey, and partner Stephanie, I feel I have it all in place to succeed at the highest level. I’m training doubly hard for this bout which means that, with the confidence I have, I can push on.

“As for that British title, I can easily come back to it at a later stage if needs be in a couple of years time because, even though I’ve been saying I want it now, it is something I’d still like to have.”

Ticket sales for the Frank Warren show in Manchester are going better than ever and are available from Tracey Saunders on 07861226986.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PittyPat on 07-10-2014

Oh FFS, two Saunders on the same card. :rolleyes: I thought this was going to be about Billy Joe.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 07-10-2014

He should look to secure a British title fight 1st!

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Ashley Theophane On Board To Face Ricky Burns in UK Showdown Bellew: I Kicked Haye's Ass in Sparring, I'll Face Him at Heavyweight Emiliano Marsili Confident of Zlaticanin Win, Eyes Anthony Crolla Dillian Whyte: Briggs Will Be Very Dangerous For David Haye Golovkin's Coach: Danny Jacobs No Longer Calls For GGG Fight! Ryabinsky Intent On Clearing Povetkin, Rescheduling Wilder Bout Tony Bellew: Lebedev Holds a Couple Belts, He's The One We Want! Titles Changing Hands All Over: BoxingScene Ratings Update Haumono Motivated By Family To Blast Out Joseph Parker Selby Turns Back on Warrington, Eyes Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Porter Plans To Bang Away at Thurman's Ribs, Break His Body Atlas Would Love Pacquiao-Crawford, Spence Face The Top Dogs Bounced in Buffalo: 'Bump City' and 'Boom Boom' Hit The Skids Arslan Gets Foe: Manuel Charr, Adrian Granat, Fornling in Action Lara: Fans Will Get Tired of Golovkin's Easy Fights, He Needs Me Zabala To Take Stand in $27 Million Lawsuit vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Photos: Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Face-Off at 'A Los Golpes' Vargas, Salido Confident of Victory: Chavez Expects FOTY War Oscar Valdez Opens Camp in Carson For WBO World Title Fight Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is an Immense Fight, Says DiBella Roach Wants One Tune-Up For Chavez Jr. - Then Golovkin Fight WBO, WBC Have No Issue Sanctioning Canelo vs. Smith or Charlo Tony Bellew Ready: I Would Tank David Haye Any Day of The Week! Jose Pedraza To Be Ringside For Lomachenko-Martinez Bout Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams Set Down for July 16, Quebec David Haye To Tony Bellew: I'm a Bitch? I'll Smash You To Bits! Nietes' Promoter To Discuss Possible Juan Francisco Estrada Clash Drozd To Exercise WBC Title Shot, Starts Camp For Tony Bellew Joseph Parker's Handlers Are Open To David Haye Showdown Thomas Williams: A lot of People Wrote Me Off in Rodriguez Fight Dillian Whyte: I Got a 2 Year Ban, Browne Got 6 Months For PED! Golovkin's Coach: Kovalev Will Be Too Much For Andre Ward! Photos: Tony Bellew Grabs WBC Title With Vicious KO of Makabu Photos: David Price, Paul Smith Rack Up Big Wins in Liverpool Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev-Ward, Canelo-GGG, Crawford, More David Price is Hungry To Get His Hands on Anthony Joshua Hearn: If Haymon Brings Sack of Money - Burns vs. Broner in Vegas Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement