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Billy Joe Saunders Record

30-1
Total Fights31
Wins30
Losses1
Draws0
No-Contests0
Title Wins2
Title Defenses5
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins14
KO Losses1
Billy Joe Saunders Record & Stats
Billy Joe Saunders' Record
Billy Joe Saunders' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Billy Joe Saunders' boxing record?

      12 years and two months into his professional boxing career, Billy Joe Saunders has fought 31 times with 30 wins and a single loss.

      Saunders' boxing record is currently 30-1, which includes two world-title wins and five successful title defense fights at two weight classes — middleweight and super-middleweight. He has a 45.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 14 of his total 31 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. The only loss in Saunders' career is a 8th round RTD loss to Canelo Álvarez in a super-middleweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 8th round RTD defeat to Canelo Álvarez on May 8, 2021. Saunders lost the super-middleweight WBO title to Álvarez in this fight. He is on a one-fight losing streak.

      Some of Saunders' best fights and notable victories include wins over Charles Adamu, David Lemieux, Artur Akavov, Andy Lee, Marcelo Esteban Coceres, Martin Murray, and Gary O'Sullivan.

      #DateAgeOpponentResVia
      31May 8, 202131Canelo ÁlvarezLoss *RTD8
      30Dec 4, 202031Martin MurrayWin *UD
      29Nov 9, 201930Marcelo Esteban CoceresWin *KO11
      28May 18, 201929Shefat IsufiWin *UD
      27Dec 22, 201829Charles AdamuWinRTD4
      26Dec 16, 201728David LemieuxWin *UD
      25Sep 16, 201728Willie Monroe Jr.Win *UD
      24Dec 3, 201627Artur AkavovWin *UD
      23Dec 19, 201526Andy LeeWin *MD
      22Jul 24, 201525Yoann BloyerWinTKO4
      21Nov 29, 201425Chris Eubank Jr.WinSD
      20Jul 26, 201424Emanuele BlandamuraWinKO8
      19Sep 21, 201324John RyderWinUD
      18Jul 20, 201323Gary O'SullivanWinUD
      17Mar 21, 201323Matthew HallWinUD
      16Dec 15, 201223Nick BlackwellWinUD
      15Sep 14, 201223Jarrod FletcherWinTKO2
      14Jun 1, 201222Bradley PryceWinUD
      13Apr 28, 201222Tony HillWinTKO1
      12Dec 14, 201122Tommy TolanWinTKO1
      11Nov 5, 201122Gary BouldenWinPTS
      10Oct 15, 201122Norbert SzekeresWinTKO1
      9May 21, 201121Kevin HammondWinTKO2
      8Apr 2, 201121Turgay UzunWinRTD2
      7Dec 11, 201021Tony RandellWinTKO2
      6May 15, 201020Andy ButlinWinPTS
      5Dec 5, 200920Lee NobleWinPTS
      4Oct 9, 200920Alex SpitkoWinPTS
      3Jul 18, 200919Matt ScrivenWinTKO2
      2May 15, 200919Ronny GabelWinTKO2
      1Feb 28, 200919Attila MolnarWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Billy Joe Saunders (Superb) is a 34-year old British professional boxer. He was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England on August 30, 1989. He is a two-weight-class world champion.

      Saunders made his professional boxing debut against Attila Molnar at the age of 19 on February 28, 2009, defeating Molnar via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 29 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 13 wins via stoppage.

      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. He defeated Lee via 12 round majority decision to become the middleweight champion of the world.

      Saunders has won two world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Saunders' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Saunders has had just a single loss in his professional boxing career so far.

      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 3 years, 2 months, and 13 days since this fight.

      Championships

      Saunders has had a total of eight world-title fights till today, which includes winning two world titles and five successful title defenses. He won seven of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Billy Joe Saunders has fought for world titles in three fights and won two of these fights. Till today, he has won two belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 18, 2019Shefat IsufiSuper-middleweightWBO*UD
      Dec 19, 2015Andy LeeMiddleweightWBOMD
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      Title Defenses

      Billy Joe Saunders has had six world-title defense fights across two weight classes — middleweight (x3) and super-middleweight (x3). He won five of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Dec 4, 2020Martin MurraySuper-middleweightWBOUD
      Nov 9, 2019Marcelo Esteban CoceresSuper-middleweightWBOKO
      Dec 16, 2017David LemieuxMiddleweightWBOUD
      Sep 16, 2017Willie Monroe Jr.MiddleweightWBOUD
      Dec 3, 2016Artur AkavovMiddleweightWBOUD

      Title Losses

      Billy Joe Saunders has lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      May 8, 2021Canelo ÁlvarezSuper-middleweightWBORTD

      Highlights

      Saunders has fought a total of 31 times till today, which includes 8 world-title fights at two weight divisions. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 20, 2013: Billy Joe Saunders puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Gary O'Sullivan via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • December 19, 2015: Saunders wins his first world title by defeating Andy Lee via 12 round majority decision. He is now the WBO middleweight world champion.

      • December 3, 2016: Saunders successfully defends the WBO middleweight title against Artur Akavov, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • December 16, 2017: Saunders successfully defends the WBO middleweight title against David Lemieux, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • December 4, 2020: Saunders successfully defends the WBO super-middleweight title against Martin Murray, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

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