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.