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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day Nine Review

Peter McGrail and Muhammad Ali weren’t about to let a second Youth Olympic Games medal slip through their grasps as the boxing duo collected bro...

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Surgery rules Adams out of Women's World Boxing Champs

Nicola Adams admitted it was with a heavy heart that she made the decision to withdraw from this year’s Women’s World Boxing Championships, with...

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Boxer Ali on a revenge mission at Youth Olympic Games

Boxer Muhammad Ali insists revenge on his mind as he eyes up gold at the Youth Olympic Games.

Ali has already enjoyed a year to remember ...

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Countdown to Rio: Boxing's Antony Fowler

Home nations enjoyed their most successful Commonwealth Games ever in Glasgow. But who were the stars of the Games, whose targets have now been ...

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Countdown to Rio: Commonwealth Games special

Home nation athletes excelled at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with England topping the medal table for the first time since 1986 while h...

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Biography

Billy Joe Saunders made his Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He was the youngest member of the Great Britain boxing team in Beijing, aged 18. He had won 29 out of 29 senior level bouts before losing semi final to Olexandr Stretskyy (UKR) 15-13 on pts. He beat home favourite Evgenie Borisov 29-19 to win Strandja tournament in Bulgaria in February 2008, gaining the boxer of the tournament award. Qualified for Beijing with bronze at the first European Olympic qualifying tournament, beating Pavol Hlavacka (SVK) 20-10 on points in the Olympic Games qualification box-off. Coming from a travellers site, his Grandfather used to bare knuckle box & never lost a contest, his father Tom is a former amateur boxer & older brother Tom Junior has joined the professional ranks. Saunders began boxing aged 7 at Cheshunt Amateur Boxing Club.