On Friday, December 4, Billy Joe Saunders will face Martin Murray for a 12-round super middleweight bout with WBO title at stake.
Billy Joe ‘Superb’ Saunders received his nickname for a certain reason. Performing in two weight classes – super middleweight and middleweight – Saunders won all his 29 fights. Isn’t it amazing?
Saunders’ last fight took place in November 2019. Then, Billy Joe made the first defence of his belt against Argentinean Marcelo Esteban Coceres, who was knocked out in the 11th round. Will the Brit be able to repeat his last year’s success on Friday?
Although Murray doesn’t have a loud nickname, at 38 years old his professional career list includes 45 fights, 39 victories, 5 losses and 1 draw.
Murray’s last fight also occurred in November 2019. His opponent Sladan Janjanin from Bosnia and Herzegovina lost by points after 12 rounds.
Both opponents are physically alike. However, Martin is 8 years older than Billy Joe, so he may get exhausted if the fight lasts too long.
According to bookies, Saunders is the favourite of the upcoming clash, with the odds of 1.064 on his triumph.
Martin Murray is obviously the underdog here, given the odds of 12 on his victory. Despite the unbelievably high odds on Murray, we believe that we shouldn’t dismiss him right away.