News | May 18 2019

Billy Joe Saunders dominates Shefat Isufi to win second WBO title

Billy Joe Saunders is back in business and calls out Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez
Billy Joe Saunders
Billy Joe Saunders celebrates his win  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS claimed his second WBO title when he outclassed Shefat Isufi over 12 rounds at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium to win the super-middleweight belt. Scores of 120-108, 117-111 and 118-110 confirmed his dominance.

It was effortless from the opening round for Saunders, whose supreme ability all but embarrassed the willing Albanian. Saunders, 29, hurled blows from inside and out, showing off his fistic education with zipping punches that exposed his opponent’s dubious world title credentials.

Bar a brief moment of unrest in the sixth, when a right hand from Isufi caught Saunders off balance – rather than hurt him – it was one-way traffic.


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