News | Feb 12 2015

Billy Joe Saunders passes on chance to fight for vacant IBF middleweight title

Billy Joe Saunders wants to honour agreement to fight for the WBO title instead
Billy Joe Saunders

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS has declined an opportunity to fight for the IBF World Middleweight Championship to remain on course for his WBO World title shot.

Undefeated Saunders, the IBF number four ranked contender, was this week offered a showdown for the Vacant IBF crown against the number one ranked Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, after Felix Sturm also passed on the opportunity.

The Hatfield sensation, who holds the British, Commonwealth, European and WBO International titles, is the mandatory and number one ranked WBO challenger and has a signed contract with the WBO to fight the winner out of World Champion Andy Lee and former champion Peter Quillin who fight in April.


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