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Jeff Saunders is back and aiming to make up lost time

Jeff Saunders returns after 19 months out. Roy Kelly reports from ringside
Jeff Saunders
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Dunston • July 6

BACK and aiming to make up for lost time – that’s Jeff Saunders who, having just won probably the most important “victory” of his career, made a successful return to his evening job at the Lancastrian Suite.

The unbeaten super-lightweight extended his winning run to 13 bouts when he triumphed in the battle of the Saunders, Jeff outpointing Cardiff’s Rhys Saunders over four entertaining rounds.

Just to see the Sedgefield boxer, younger brother of Bradley, inside the ropes again is a testament to his determination and patience – he was sidelined for over 19 months (since a 10-round points win over Steven Lewis) after having his licence suspended following a brain scan.