Billy Joe Saunders will fight WBO #1 Shefat Isufi for the WBO interim super middleweight world title on May 18 at The Lamex Stadium, home of Stevenage Football Club. For Saunders, this will represent a first professional fight on home turf in Hertfordshire, with the 29-year-old southpaw stylist hailing from nearby Hatfield.
Saunders was initially set to fight for the full WBO world championship against Isufi following the planned move of the champion Gilberto Ramirez to light heavyweight. After notifying the governing body of his intention to leave the division, Zurdo later retracted his statement, although he will fight for the first time at light heavyweight on April 12 in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Saunders-Isufi for WBO interim title now”