Billy Joe Saunders will come up against German Boxer Shefat Isufi this weekend for the vacant WBO super middleweight title.
The 29-year-old looks to continue his unbeaten record by defeating Isufi at Stevenage’s football ground, the Lamex Stadium.
If Saunders defeats Isufi he will become a two-weight world champion as he currently holds the WBO middleweight title.
Isufi has a decent record of 27 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws as he bids to put the first loss on the record of Saunders. He’s on a current 10-win streak which he has gave him the chance of stepping up and facing Billy Joe.
Here is all the information you need on the fight…
When is the fight?
The fight is taking place this weekend, Saturday May 18th.
The fight is expected to start around 10pm, though this depends on the length of the undercard bouts.
Where is the fight?
The fight will be held at Stevenage football ground, Lamex Stadium in Hertfordshire.
What TV channel will it be on?
The fight will be shown live on BT Sport 1. The broadcast will be from 7.30pm. You can also watch the fight via the app if your a BT Customer, or on BT Sport’s website.
Are tickets still available?
There are plenty of tickets still available on the Stevenage website with the cheapest around £50. Click here to buy.
Who is Shefat Isufi?
Shefat Isufi will most likely be unknown as he has never fought in the UK as majority of his fights have been based in Germany.
Isufi remains unbeaten at super-middleweight, but big favourite Billy Joe Saunders looks to stop that.
Isufi is on a current 10-win streak. He made his professional debut back in April 2010.
An interesting fact on Isufi, he went his first 14 fights unbeaten until he lost to fellow German Dennis Ronert, but in Isufi’s first three fights, two of them were draws.
Tale of the tape – Billy Joe Saunders
Fighting out of: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
DOB: August 30, 1989 – 29 years old
Record: 27-0 (13KO)
Height: 5ft 11in
Tale of the tape – Shefat Isufi
Fighting out of: Veliki Trnovac, Serbia (German)
DOB: January 22, 1990 – 29 years old
Record: 27-3-2 (20KO)
Height: 5ft 11in
Who is on the undercard?
Brad Foster vs Ashley Lane
Joe Joyce vs Alexander Ustinov
Boy Jones vs Shaun Cooper
Balazs Bacskai vs Danilo Moises Solis
Harvey Horn vs Joel Sanchez
Ryan Garner vs Jose Hernandez
Willy Hutchinson vs Ondrej Budera
Connor Wright vs Owen Jobburn
Lisa Whiteside vs Dani Hodges
Adi Burden vs Callum Ide
Graham Tirrell vs Scott Hillman
James Branch vs Jan Hrazdira
Dennis McCann vs Kamil Jaworek
Billy Joe Saunders 1/100
Draw or Technical Draw 33/1
Shefat Isufi 18/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair
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