Billy Joe Saunders
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- Born: August 30, 1989
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- Age: 34
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- Weight: 168 lb
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- Stance: Southpaw
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- Nationality: United Kingdom
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- Total Rounds: 33
Billy Joe Saunders is a British professional boxer who was born on August 30, 1989. He stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) and has a reach of 71 in (180 cm). Saunders is a southpaw fighter who competes in the middleweight and super-middleweight weight classes. With a professional record of 30 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, Saunders has established himself as one of the top boxers in the world today.
Saunders made his professional debut on February 28, 2009, at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. He faced Attila Molnar in his debut fight, and he won the fight via second-round TKO. Saunders went on to win his next 29 fights, with 13 of those wins coming via stoppage. Throughout his career, Saunders has won 14 fights by KO.
On December 19, 2015, Saunders won his first world title by defeating Andy Lee via 12-round majority decision in a fight for the WBO middleweight title, making history by competing in the first world title fight contested between two members of the travelling community. He successfully defended this title twice against Artur Akavov and David Lemieux in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Saunders has won two world titles in two different weight classes. In addition to his middleweight title, he won the WBO super-middleweight title in May 2019 by defeating Shefat Isufi via unanimous decision. Saunders successfully defended his super-middleweight title twice in 2019 against Marcelo Esteban Coceres and Martin Murray.
Some of Saunders' notable victories include wins over Charles Adamu, Andy Lee, David Lemieux, Artur Akavov, Marcelo Esteban Coceres, Gary O'Sullivan, and Martin Murray. He has also represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics as an amateur, reaching the second round of the welterweight bracket. In the same year, he won gold at the EU Championships.
Saunders' professional boxing record is currently at 30-1 with 14 knockout wins and one loss via knockout. The only boxer to defeat Saunders is Canelo Álvarez, who defeated him via 8th round RTD on May 8, 2021, which ended Saunders' 30-fight unbeaten record. For more details about this defeat, refer to "All of Billy Joe Saunders' losses".
Saunders' most recent fight was a super-middleweight title unification bout against Canelo Álvarez on May 8, 2021. Saunders lost the fight via 8th round RTD, and lost his WBO title as well. It has been 1 year, 10 months, and 23 days since this fight, and Saunders has not fought since.
Saunders' nickname is "Superb," and he is considered one of the top boxers in the world in his weight class. He has shown great expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness throughout his career, and his record speaks for itself. Saunders has established himself as a true champion in the sport of boxing.
Billy Joe Saunders Fight Record
|31||May 8, 2021||31||Canelo Álvarez||Loss||RTD8|
|30||Dec 4, 2020||31||Martin Murray||Win||UD|
|29||Nov 9, 2019||30||Marcelo Esteban Coceres||Win||KO11|
|28||May 18, 2019||29||Shefat Isufi||Win||UD|
|27||Dec 22, 2018||29||Charles Adamu||Win||RTD4|
|26||Dec 16, 2017||28||David Lemieux||Win||UD|
|25||Sep 16, 2017||28||Willie Monroe Jr.||Win||UD|
|24||Dec 3, 2016||27||Artur Akavov||Win||UD|
|23||Dec 19, 2015||26||Andy Lee||Win||MD|
|22||Jul 24, 2015||25||Yoann Bloyer||Win||TKO4|
|21||Nov 29, 2014||25||Chris Eubank Jr.||Win||SD|
|20||Jul 26, 2014||24||Emanuele Blandamura||Win||KO8|
|19||Sep 21, 2013||24||John Ryder||Win||UD|
|18||Jul 20, 2013||23||Gary O'Sullivan||Win||UD|
|17||Mar 21, 2013||23||Matthew Hall||Win||UD|
|16||Dec 15, 2012||23||Nick Blackwell||Win||UD|
|15||Sep 14, 2012||23||Jarrod Fletcher||Win||TKO2|
|14||Jun 1, 2012||22||Bradley Pryce||Win||UD|
|13||Apr 28, 2012||22||Tony Hill||Win||TKO1|
|12||Dec 14, 2011||22||Tommy Tolan||Win||TKO1|
|11||Nov 5, 2011||22||Gary Boulden||Win||PTS|
|10||Oct 15, 2011||22||Norbert Szekeres||Win||TKO1|
|9||May 21, 2011||21||Kevin Hammond||Win||TKO2|
|8||Apr 2, 2011||21||Turgay Uzun||Win||RTD2|
|7||Dec 11, 2010||21||Tony Randell||Win||TKO2|
|6||May 15, 2010||20||Andy Butlin||Win||PTS|
|5||Dec 5, 2009||20||Lee Noble||Win||PTS|
|4||Oct 9, 2009||20||Alex Spitko||Win||PTS|
|3||Jul 18, 2009||19||Matt Scriven||Win||TKO2|
|2||May 15, 2009||19||Ronny Gabel||Win||TKO2|
|1||Feb 28, 2009||19||Attila Molnar||Win||TKO2|