Today (Sat. May 18, 2019) the vacant WBO Super Middleweight Championship was up for grabs. Billy Joe Saunders took on Shefat Isufi from the Lamex Stadium in Stevenage, England for the vacant strap. Saunders was undefeated in his boxing career with a perfect record of 27-0.
Many believe the Englishman could give Canelo Alvarez a run for his money inside the ring. However, before he could even think of such a match-up, he had to get past Isufi. Isufi is a young German veteran who had a record of 27-3-2, with 20 of his wins coming by way of finish. He attempted to hand Saunders the first loss of his career.
Check out MMA News’ coverage of the vacant WBO Super Middleweight Title bout between Saunders and Isufi here:
- WBO Super Middleweight Title: Billy Joe Saunders def. Shefat Isufi via unanimous decision (120-108, 117-111, 118-110)
- Heavyweight: Joe Joyce def. Alexander Ustinov via R3 TKO
- Super Middleweight: Willy Hutchinson def. Ondrej Budera via R3 TKO (2:41)
- Junior Featherweight: Brad Foster def. Ashley Lane via R12 TKO (2:58)
- Bantamweight: Dennis McCann def. Kamil Jaworek via R1 KO
- Lightweight: Shaun Cooper def. Boy Jones Jr. via Majority Decision
- Women’s Flyweight: Lisa Whiteside def. Danni Hodges via decision
- Flyweight: Harvey Horn def. Joel Sanchez
- Cruiserweights: James Branch Jr. vs. Jan Hrazdira
- Junior Middleweight: Lee Hallett def. Harley Benn via decision
- Junior Middleweight: Balazs Bacskai vs. Davi Eliasquevici
- Middleweight: Conor Wright vs. Own Jubburn
- Super Middleweight: Graham Tirrell def. Scott Hillman via decision