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World Championship Boxing: Lee v Saunders

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WBO World Middleweight Champion Andy Lee and challenger Billy Joe Saunders will finally collide at Manchester Arena in a Christmas extravaganza.

Tickets for the Saturday 19 December evening of boxing are on sale now.

WBO World Middleweight Champion Andy Lee puts his world title on the line against rival Billy Joe Saunders in the highly anticipated showdown that everyone has been waiting to see.
Irishman Lee, one of the world’s most exciting fighters, won the title with a dramatic knockout of the previously undefeated Matt Korobov and must now face his mandatory challenger – Saunders. The undefeated Englishman has claimed the records of four unbeaten fighters in a row in his last five fights, including a victory over Chris Eubank Jnr. and now aims to realise his dream by beating Lee to become world champion.

The new WBO World Super-Welterweight Champion Liam Smith makes his opening defence of the world title against Manchester rival Jimmy Kelly as he begins his reign. Liverpool ace Smith demolished American John Thompson in seven round this month to lift the world title, but he faces a tough challenge from Kelly who’s undefeated.

A staggering SIX further titles are on the line with Mitchell Smith defending his WBO Intercontinental Super-Featherweight title against George Jupp; Paul Butler challenges for the Vacant WBO European Super-Flyweight Championship against Silvio Olteanu; Tommy Langford defends his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship; Commonwealth Super-Welterweight Champion Liam Williams and Kris Carslaw clash with the Vacant British title also on the line; Jack Catterall defends his WBO Intercontinental Super-Lightweight Championship, and Adrian Gonzalez defends his WBO Intercontinental Lightweight Championship.  

Plus the undercard features Merseyside favourite Derry Mathews and Indian superstar Vijender Singh.

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World Championship Boxing: Lee v Saunders

  • Sat 19 December
  • Door Times: 4pm

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