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Billy Joe Saunders: Sorry To Murray, The Fans - I'll Be Back Soon

By Elliot Foster, Shaun Brown

Billy Joe Saunders has apologised to Martin Murray after pulling out of a fight with him for the second time.

The Hatfield ace had been set to make a defence of his WBO world middleweight title against the St Helens man on June 23.

Saunders, however, suffered what is being described as a hamstring injury and has been forced to withdraw from the fight which was meant to happen at London’s O2 Arena and be screened exclusively live on BoxNation and BT Sport.

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Murray took to social media on Sunday to express his displeasure at the news of the cancellation of the fight –– his fifth shot at world honours –– for the second time this year.

And that was quickly followed by comment from the 28-year-old champion (26-0, 12 KOs).

“[I] apologise for any inconvenience, [but] due to injury I had to withdraw from [my fight on] June 23,” Saunders wrote on social media. “You [have] your ups in boxing, but [the] last three months been downs.

“Sorry to Martin and the fans. [I will] be back soon.”

The promoter of the show, Frank Warren, then took to a similar platform to say that a full statement regarding the full card on June 23 at the O2 Arena will be made on Monday.

As reported earlier. Murray is skeptical of the news.

"We know that he's just trying to make a big money fight with Golovkin or Canelo, and I'm too risky to fight, he just don't wanna fight me. There's nothing I can do. It's the second time I've took myself away from my family and got my body in this condition ready to fight, to get told last minute it's cancelled. Obviously gutted. Nothing I can do. Just want to apologise to everybody who's bought tickets, booked hotels, booked train fares. And to say thank you to everybody for their continued support and believing in me. My management team is working on an alternative so hopefully I'll have a new date in the next couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone for their continued support."

Further details will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by pillowfists98 on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=tonysoprano;18852338]Saunders fights nothing but Golovkin leftovers. Yet GGG is ducking a guy who only beats on points people he has already stopped. Seriously, you can not make this sh1t up. Some people are truly deluded.[/QUOTE] I agree. Billy Joe Saunders…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=Shontae De'marc;18853350]Not a Golovkin fan and I agree, he gets too much credit, but so does BJS who has faced even weaker opposition. I may be wrong, but wasn't GGG vs Saunders supposed to happen in Kazakhstan before the Canelo…

Comment by 'b' on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18852213]that is a more accurate description for Golovkin the guy who just ducked a 10-fight rookie to fight Vanes lol it is impossible to ignore the fact that Saunders just offered to fight Golovkin in June..... but Golovkin was "…

Comment by tonysoprano on 06-11-2018

Saunders fights nothing but Golovkin leftovers. Yet GGG is ducking a guy who only beats on points people he has already stopped. Seriously, you can not make this sh1t up. Some people are truly deluded.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-11-2018

[QUOTE=Shontae De'marc;18841076]BJS ain't sorry for shyt. As soon as people stop sucking him off for his one-sided whooping of the one-dimensional C level fighter Lemieux and remember that the guy is a world champion and hasn't fought any top dogs…

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