Billy Joe Saunders will enter the ring for the first and only time in 2020 this December, with Martin Murray in his sights.
The undefeated 31-year-old looked set to face the legendary Canelo Alvarez in May, but both Saunders and fellow undefeated super-middleweight champion Callum Smith both failed to agree purse terms with the Alvarez camp.
Soon after, Saunders was suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) after sharing a video of himself using a punchbag to show how men could hit their partners during the initial UK-wide COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The BBBofC suspended his license after finding him guilty of misconduct and ordered his £15,000 fine to be donated to charities.
Saunders apologised for the video, tweeting: “I would never condone domestic violence and if I saw a man touch a woman I would smash him to pieces myself. Apologies if I offended any women, stay blessed.”
He later announced he would donate £25,000 to a domestic abuse charity. His suspension was lifted in July.
This has all contributed to a lack of action for Saunders this year. Now he has a reputation to rebuild and will be determined to begin doing so against experienced 38-year-old Murray, who boasts 39 wins in 45 fights to date.
The pair will go head-to-head over Saunders’ WBO Super-Middleweight title and while the reigning champion is favourite to defend his belt, Murray is a wily force to be reckoned with.
Check out all the latest details about Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray.
Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray fight date
Saunders v Murray will go ahead on the evening of Friday 4th December 2020 in UK time.
It is both fighters’ first bout since November 2019.
What time is Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray?
The main event – Saunders v Murray – is expected to go ahead from 10pm (UK time).
The undercard should begin around 7pm UK time, giving you a full night of elite boxing drama.
Where is Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray held?
The fight will go ahead at Wembley Arena in London, UK.
The iconic arena is being utilised by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing for several weeks with a number of big bouts flooding our weekends right now, with Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev still to come in December.
Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray undercard
A whole host of talent will join Saunders v Murray on the billing for the big evening but details have yet to be confirmed.
We’ll bring you all the details as soon as we know.
How to watch Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray in UK
You can watch the event live on Sky Sports Arena from 7pm.
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Watch Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray in USA
US fans can watch the event live in the US via DAZN.
More details to be confirmed.
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