Avtandil Khurtsidze to face Tommy Langford for interim WBO title

28
Feb

Avtandil Khurtsidze to face Tommy Langford for interim WBO title

Avtandil Khurtsidze, who took step-aside money to allow Billy Joe Saunders to pursue a bigger fight, will face Tommy Langford for an interim WBO middleweight title on April 22 at the Leicester Arena.

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14
Feb

Jacobs believes GGG is overlooking him with plans for Saunders next

Danny Jacobs believes it’s a mistake for Gennady Golovkin’s camp to be making plans for a potential June 10 fight with Billy Joe Saunders in Kazakhstan with Golovkin first set to take on Jacobs.

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07
Feb

Khurtsidze expected to take step-aside money for Saunders

Middleweight contender Avtandil Khurtsidze, the mandatory to face titleholder Billy Joe Saunders, is expected to take step-aside money to allow Saunders to pursue “a major fight next,” according to a source.

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27
Jan

WBO directs Saunders and Khurtsidze to negotiate

The WBO directed the promoters for both WBO middleweight titleholder Billy Joe Saunders and mandatory challenger Avtandil Khurtsidze to make a deal within 10 days or a purse bid will be ordered.

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22
Dec

WBO makes Canelo mandatory to face Saunders

The WBO has bypassed Avtandil Khurtsidze and made Canelo Alvarez, who has never fought at 160 pounds, the mandatory to face middleweight titleholder Billy Joe Saunders.

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05
Dec

Khurtsidze eyeing title shot against Billy Joe Saunders

Billy Joe Saunders said he needs to fight two mandatories after his lackluster win on Saturday and Avtandil Khurtsidze is rated No. 1 in the WBO at middleweight.

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03
Dec

Billy Joe Saunders poor in decision victory over Artur Akavov

British middleweight Billy Joe Saunders looked terrible, but still won a 12-round unanimous decision to defend his title against Artur Akavov.

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23
Nov

Billy Joe Saunders-Artur Akavov title bout postponed again

Talented southpaw Billy Joe Saunders has been off the radar since winning the WBO middleweight title last December and has yet to defend the belt.

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13
Oct

Billy Joe Saunders WBO 160-pound title defense postponed

Billy Joe Saunders was scheduled to meet Artur Akavov in his first defense of the WBO middleweight title but requires time to recover from injury.

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30
Sep

Saunders to defend against Artur Akavov on Oct. 22

After a long period of inactivity, unbeaten WBO middleweight titleholder Billy Joe Saunders will look to shake off the ring rust against an unknown challenger.

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