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Whiteside hoping to make an impression on Adams and co

Lisa Whiteside is determined to make the most of Nicola Adams’ injury and leave her mark at next month’s Women’s World Boxing Championship in So...

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COUNTDOWN TO RIO: SUMMER SPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW

Laura Trott admitted she needed to stop letting things go down to the wire as she defended her European omnium title by a single point in Guadel...

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Team GB Confirm Competing Sports for European Games 2015

The British Olympic Association (BOA) can today announce the 14 sports/20 disciplines chasing qualification to represent Team GB in next year’s ...

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Adams relishing having target on her back leading into Rio

Currently sidelined following shoulder surgery, Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams has warned her rivals there is room for even more improveme...

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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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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.