Billy Joe Saunders (Superb) is a British professional boxer. He was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England on August 30, 1989. Saunders made his professional boxing debut at the age of 19 against Attila Molnar on February 28, 2009. He is a 2-weight-class world champion. Saunders is 33 years old, he will turn 34 in 8 months and 25 days.
12 years and 2 months into his professional boxing career, Billy Joe Saunders has fought 31 times with 30 wins and a single loss. As of December 2022, Saunders' boxing record stands at 30-1 (14 KOs). In total, he has fought 222 rounds of professional boxing in 31 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||2|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||1|
|Losses via KO||1|
|31||May 8, 2021||31||Canelo Álvarez||Loss||RTD8|
|30||Dec 4, 2020||31||Martin Murray||Win||UD|
|29||Nov 9, 2019||30||Marcelo Esteban Coceres||Win||KO11|
|28||May 18, 2019||29||Shefat Isufi||Win||UD|
|27||Dec 22, 2018||29||Charles Adamu||Win||RTD4|
|26||Dec 16, 2017||28||David Lemieux||Win||UD|
|25||Sep 16, 2017||28||Willie Monroe Jr.||Win||UD|
|24||Dec 3, 2016||27||Artur Akavov||Win||UD|
|23||Dec 19, 2015||26||Andy Lee||Win||MD|
|22||Jul 24, 2015||25||Yoann Bloyer||Win||TKO4|
|21||Nov 29, 2014||25||Chris Eubank Jr.||Win||SD|
|20||Jul 26, 2014||24||Emanuele Blandamura||Win||KO8|
|19||Sep 21, 2013||24||John Ryder||Win||UD|
|18||Jul 20, 2013||23||Gary O'Sullivan||Win||UD|
|17||Mar 21, 2013||23||Matthew Hall||Win||UD|
|16||Dec 15, 2012||23||Nick Blackwell||Win||UD|
|15||Sep 14, 2012||23||Jarrod Fletcher||Win||TKO2|
|14||Jun 1, 2012||22||Bradley Pryce||Win||UD|
|13||Apr 28, 2012||22||Tony Hill||Win||TKO1|
|12||Dec 14, 2011||22||Tommy Tolan||Win||TKO1|
|11||Nov 5, 2011||22||Gary Boulden||Win||PTS|
|10||Oct 15, 2011||22||Norbert Szekeres||Win||TKO1|
|9||May 21, 2011||21||Kevin Hammond||Win||TKO2|
|8||Apr 2, 2011||21||Turgay Uzun||Win||RTD2|
|7||Dec 11, 2010||21||Tony Randell||Win||TKO2|
|6||May 15, 2010||20||Andy Butlin||Win||PTS|
|5||Dec 5, 2009||20||Lee Noble||Win||PTS|
|4||Oct 9, 2009||20||Alex Spitko||Win||PTS|
|3||Jul 18, 2009||19||Matt Scriven||Win||TKO2|
|2||May 15, 2009||19||Ronny Gabel||Win||TKO2|
|1||Feb 28, 2009||19||Attila Molnar||Win||TKO2|
Billy Joe Saunders started boxing professionally at 19 years of age; he debuted against Attila Molnar on February 28, 2009, and defeated Molnar via 2nd round TKO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on December 19, 2015 after 22 professional fights against Andy Lee for the middleweight WBO title. Saunders defeated Lee via 12 round majority decision to become the new middleweight champion of the world.
Saunders has won world titles in two different weight classes. His notable victories include wins over Charles Adamu, Andy Lee, David Lemieux, Artur Akavov, Martin Murray, Marcelo Esteban Coceres, and Willie Monroe Jr.. For a complete list of Saunders' best performances refer to Billy Joe Saunders' best fights.
His most recent fight was a super-middleweight title unification bout against Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez on May 8, 2021. Saunders lost the fight via 8th round RTD — and lost his WBO title. It's been 1 year, 6 months, and 27 days since this fight.
Although Billy Joe Saunders had a total of 31 fights till today, this fight against Andy Lee is the highlight of his career so far.
A 26-year old Billy Joe Saunders with a record of 22-0 had his first world title fight against Andy Lee for Lee's WBO middleweight belt. Lee was 31 years old with a record of 34-2-1. Saunders deafeated Lee via 12 round majority decision to win the WBO middleweight title.
Billy Joe Saunders fought for world titles in three fights and won two of them. In total, he has won two belts in two weight classes: middleweight (WBO) and super-middleweight (WBO).
|May 18, 2019||Shefat Isufi||sMD||WBO (vacant)|
|Dec 19, 2015||Andy Lee||MD||WBO|
Saunders has knocked out 14 of his 31 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 45.2%. Of his total 30 wins, 14 of them have been via KO (46.7%).
Billy Joe Saunders has had just a single loss in 31 fights. He suffered his first loss against Canelo Álvarez via 8th round RTD in his 31st fight — his 30 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. Álvarez is the only boxer to beat Saunders. For more details about this defeat, refer to All of Billy Joe Saunders' losses.