Saunders vs Akavov – The weigh-ins are in the books in Paisley, Scotland and both Billy Joe Saunders (23-0) and Arthur Akavov (16-1) are within the 160 pound middleweight limit.
Saunders is making the first defense of the WBO world middleweight title that he won back in December of last year with a majority decision win over Andy Lee.
Saunders vs Akavov
Saunders’ first defense of his belt is the main event of a 12 fight boxing card promoted by Sam Kynoch. Saunders was supposed to fight Akavov last weekend on Frank Warren’s card at the Motorpoint Arena in Wales, but the bout was delayed when the British Boxing Board of Control couldn’t process Akavov’s licensing until his medical documentation was translated properly.
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