Billy Joe Saunders secures points win over unbeaten Gary O'Sullivan

Billy Joe Saunders and Gary O'Sullivan

Unbeaten British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders beat Ireland's Gary O'Sullivan on a points decision at Wembley Arena.

The 23-year-old was awarded the fight by all three judges, who scored the fight 120-109, 120-109 and 119-110.

It was an impressive performance against O'Sullivan, who went into the fight with his own unbeaten record.

"O'Sullivan's rated four by the WBO and I made him look silly, I made him look ordinary," said Saunders.

"He's a good strong fighter but I got my jab working straight away and kept him at range. My game-plan worked better on the night."

The Hertfordshire fighter will now defend his British title against John Ryder in September.

In the build-up to the O'Sullivan fight, he told BBC Three Counties Radio that he expects to be in world title contention in little over a year.

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