Billy Joe Saunders becomes new WBO middleweight champion after earning a majority decision against Andy Lee on Saturday night in Manchester Arena. Saunders dropped Lee twice in 4th round and that had a major impact on the decision.
Bill Joe Saunders defeated Andy Lee with a majority decision and becomes the new WBO middleweight champion of the world. The fight did not lived up to the expectations in terms of quality boxing but the turning point was Saunders 4th round ambush where he dropped Lee twice but Andy Lee hang in there to make a good fight.
Result could have gone either way but those two knock-downs paved the way for Billy Joe Saunders to win the fight. Andy Lee will finally be taking on Billy Joe saunders in what is billed as the biggest domestic bout in the United Kingdom taking place on Saturday, 19th December 2015. BoxNation has the coverage rights and here are all the details about the fight night and undercard fights.
Boxnation coverage starts: 17:00 uk time
Undercards starts: 20:00 uk time
Main-event Lee v Saunders starts: not before 22:30 uk time.
The last big fight of the year will take place this saturday night in Manchester arena with WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee taking on Bill Joe Saunders in what should be a cracking fight to close a magnificent 2015 year for fight fans. It is widely hailed as the biggest domestic fight in the United Kindom with Irishman Andy Lee making his very first defense of WBO Middleweight title against undefeated Bill Joe Saunders.
Andy Lee won the WBO middleweight title back in december 2014 when he defeated Matt Korobov in 6th round stoppage and it came is a massive surprise for boxing fans. Andy Lee fought Peter Quillin earlier this year and that fight ended in a exciting draw but Lee hold on to his title because Quillin failed to make weight and fight went ahead as non-title affair. Joe Saunders on the other hand comes with unbeated (22-0) record and his most recent win was his biggest test against favourite Chris Eubank Jnr where Saunders earned a respectable win with split decision.
Live Coverage: BoxNation will have the live coverage of this fight in the UK and they have also lined up couple of exciting undercard fights. Liam Smith will defend his WBO Super-Welterweight Title against Jim Kelly while in another exciting bout we have Mitchell Smith taking on George Jupp. BoxNation coverage will start at 6:00 pm uk time with preliminary fights and here are the details of the fight night schedule.
|Official Weigh-in||Friday, 18 December|
|1||Tom Stalker vs Craig Evans||18:00 uk time|
|2||Liam Williams and Kris Carslaw||18:50 uk time|
|3||Paul Butler vs Silvio Olteanu||19:40 uk time|
|4||Mitchell Smith vs George Jupp||20:30 uk time|
|5||Liam Smith vs Jimmy Kelly||21:30 uk time|
|5||Andy Lee vs Billy Joe Saunders (Main-Event)||22:30 uk time|
Main-evet between Andy Lee vs Saunders is suppose to start at around 10:30 pm uk time and thats if fights before goes as planned. Usually main-events get delayed by 20 to 30 minutes. So the times above shows what are the expected starts times of all fights.