Billy Joe Saunders is set to make his very first defense of WBO middleweight title against Ukrainian boxer Max Bursak on Saturday, 30th April 2016. The first is scheduled to take place at the Olympic Park in London. Saunders was negotiating for the fight against Gennedy Golovkin earlier in the year after beating Andy Lee but due to conflict in financial terms from both parties the mega fight never materialised. Now he defend his title against Mandatory Max Bursak in a fight where Saunders should win easily as Busak has not fought anyone notable but do bring a 32-4-1 record to the table.
Saunders was still hopeful of landing a big fight later in the summer after he get Max Bursak out of the way. If Saunders does defend his title (most likely) he will definately push for a fight against Golovkin in the United Kingdom and that will be huge. Canelo is fighting Khan in July that rules out mega fight between Golovkin and Alvarez for alteast till next summer.
Saunders vs Busak was announced in the press conference arranged in London. BoxNation will broadcast the fight live in the UK a non-ppv event there are couple of other undercard fights also confirmed for 30th April fight night. Here are all the details about the fight night and what channels will broadcast the fight live in UK.
|FIGHT DATE||Saturday, 30 April 2016|
|COVERAGE STARTS||08:00 p.m. uk time|
|VENUE||Copper Box Arena, Olympic Park, London, UK|
|BROADCASTING||BOXNATIONS (non-ppv event to broadcasted live on Boxnation, available for £12 a month on sky and virgin). HBO is likely to broadcast the fight live in US on regular channel|
|HOW TO WATCH ONLINE||BoxNation will also have live streams on their official website available at (watch.boxnation.com) but only for monthly subscribers.|
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