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RBRBoxing Results: Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov

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On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) defended his WBO Middleweight title against Artur Akavov (16-2, 7 KOs) at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Scotland, United Kingdom.

The 12-round fight was televised on BoxNation in the U.K.

Check out our the results from the entire Saunders-Akavov card below.

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Results:

Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov, 12 rounds, for Saunders’ WBO Middleweight strap

Saunders successfully defended his title by unanimous decision. Saunders got off to a very slow start, fought sloppily, and lost many rounds.

Saunders had not fought in a year and even said he felt “flat.”

Nevertheless, Saunders won with scores of 116-113, 116-112 and 115-113.

Jack Catterall vs. Diego Gonzalo Luque, 10 rounds, Super Lightweights

Catterall scored a 10-round unanimous decision victory. Catterall won with scores of 100-89, 99-91 and 100-90.

Paul Butler vs. Emerson Santos Alexander Cazares, 10 rounds, Bantamweights

Butler scored a ten-round unanimous decision victory against Cazares. Carroll won with three scores of 100-91.

Stephen Ormond vs. Zoltan Szabo, 8 rounds, Lightweights

Ormond scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory against Szabo. Carroll won with three scores of 79-74.

Jono Carroll vs. Juan Luis Gonzalez, 8 rounds, Super Featherweights

Carroll scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory. Carroll won with three scores of 79-73.

Steven Lewis vs. Nelson Altamirano, 8 rounds, Super Lightweights

Lewis stopped Gonzalez at 1:04 of Round 4.

Iain Butcher vs. Joseafat Reyes, 6 rounds, Bantamweights

Butcher scored a four-round unanimous decision victory against Reyes. Butcher won with three scores of 59-56.

Ross Murray vs. Sergey Tasimov, 4 rounds, Flyweights

Murray scored a four-round unanimous decision victory with three scores of 39-38.

Ahmed Ibrahim vs. Teodor Boyadjiev, 4 rounds, Super Lightweights

Ibrahim scored a first-round knockout victory against Boyadjiev.

Paul Kean vs. William Warburton, 4 rounds, Super Welterweights

Kean scored a unanimous decision victory with three scores of 39-37.

Thomas Dickson vs. Ibrar Riyaz, 6 rounds, Lightweights

Dickinson scored a six-round UD victory with three scores of 39-38.

Tommy Philbin vs. Kelvin Young, 6 rounds, Light Heavyweights

Philbin scored a TKO victory at 2:36 of Round 4.

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