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Glasgow 2014 - A Viewing Guide

This evening’s Opening Ceremony marks the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games as Glasgow plays host to 11 days of competition across 17 sports....

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Olympic champion Adams eyeing more history

Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams has her sights set on entering the history books for a second time after being selected for next month’s Co...

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Countdown to Rio: Summer sports week in review

Chijindu Ujah became the third fastest British sprinter of all-time with an attention grabbing personal best in Holland.

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Jonas guaranteed European boxing medal, Adams misses out

Natasha Jonas is guaranteed at least a bronze medal after making the semi-finals of the European Women’s Boxing Championships in Bucharest altho...

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This Week in Olympic Sport: June 3-8

The Hockey World Cup in The Hague takes centre stage in an action-packed week of Olympic sport; we take a look at the next six days.

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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.