News | Mar 14 2019

Billy Joe Saunders next fight postponed

The latest on the Billy Joe Saunders situation
Billy Joe Saunders
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FORMER WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders will still fight Shefat Isufi at super-middleweight next. The fight will be put back to May, at a new venue rather than Wembley Arena, as Saunders has moved to new trainer Ben Davison.

But the status of the WBO’s super-middleweight world title needs to be resolved. Saunders had expected to box Isufi for the belt with champion Gilberto Ramirez moving up to light-heavy for his next fight. But it is now unclear whether Ramirez will vacate the title.

In a statement Queensberry Promotions said they “are pleased to confirm that Billy Joe Saunders’ next fight will be against Shefat Isufi at Super Middleweight live on BT Sport.