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Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray fight details - time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds, predictions, ring walks and live stream info

Published On Friday, October 23, 2020By Tim Rickson

All the details you need to watch the Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray world title fight

December dust-up

BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch Londoner Billy Joe Saunders (29-0, 14KOs) and Merseysider Martin Murray (39-5-1, 17KOs) clash during the festive season.

 

Date

The bout takes place on Friday, December 4, although the pair were originally scheduled to meet twice before way back in 2018.

 

Venue

The SSE Arena, Wembley, London.

 

Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute championship rounds at super-middleweight (168lbs).

 

Titles

Billy Joe's WBO World super-middleweight title is on the line. This will be his second defence of the belt.

 

Ringwalks

The ring walks for the main event are expected from 10pm UK time, but that will depend on the undercard results.

 

TV Coverage

Coverage for Saunders-Murray starts live on Sky Sports Main Event at 6:00pm (Sky Channel 401).

To watch online, click here: https://www.skysports.com/watch

 

Live Stream

You can watch online via the Sky Sports website here: https://www.skysports.com/watch

BBN are providing LIVE updates on the night HERE

There is one other way that you can watch if you are not a Sky TV customer, or if you are just out and about on Saturday night by simply finding a suitable pub that is showing the event by visiting pubfinder.sky.com 

 

Price

The event is free to view for Sky Sports subcribers.

 

Undercard Highlights

British title contender Kieron 'Too Class' Conway (15-1-1, 3KOs) clashes with WBC International Silver titlist Kieran Smith (16-0, 7KOs) in what should be fantastic super-welterweight clash.

Full fight preview HERE

 

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Quotes

Billy Joe Saunders: "I am very happy to be defending my WBO World Title again. I haven’t boxed for a year and I really do miss being in the ring. I can’t wait to have my 30th professional fight and finish the year with a bang before a big 2021.

"The coronavirus pandemic has affected everybody in many ways, and it has had a big impact on the sport of boxing. The Canelo Alvarez fight falling through was very frustrating for me but now the journey continues in December.

"Martin and I were supposed to fight twice before but it didn’t happen either time. He said some stuff and so did I, so let’s see who can back it up. I’m enjoying training with Mark Tibbs. He's incredibly knowledgeable in the sport of boxing and we are working on new stuff that we will show on the night."

Martin Murray: "I'm really looking forward to getting back in there and fighting for another World Title. The big fights definitely bring out the best in me. This year has been a good year for me, personally. It seemed like all the stresses of life were taken away so I really enjoyed being able to relax a bit more and spend even more time with my family.

"There was no bad blood really between me and Billy to be honest, it was just a lot of frustration after he pulled out twice. That got left where it was, but we've definitely got some unfinished business. I'm expecting a hard fight and Billy Joe to be at his best, so I'll be ready."

Eddie Hearn: "I’m delighted to announce another big fight for the 2020 schedule as we close out this tough year with a huge bang. All-British World Title fights are always special, especially in the Super-Middleweight division, and I’m really excited to see Billy back in the ring. We were 24 hours away from an announcement for Billy to fight Canelo when the pandemic hit and so it throws up the final roll of the dice for Martin Murray who will give it everything on December 4."

 

Predictions

Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “I would have been leaning towards Martin Murray if asked a few months back, but seeing Saunders back training with Mark Tibbs, who I rate as the best trainer in the country, I'm definitely siding with Saunders. I think it should be a very close, very good fight, but Martin is 38 now so I'm going with Saunders winning narrowly on points.”

Read the full article HERE

 

Background

Firstly, the pair should have met on April 14, 2018, but BJS suffered a hand injury. Then it was rescheduled to June 23, but another injury sustained in training forced Saunders out of the fight for a second time, much to the challenger's frustration.

Since then, Saunders has collected his second world title up a weight class at 168lbs and defended once successfully to Argentinian Marcelo Esteban Coceres (28-1-1, 15KOs) in November last year.

38-year-old Murray still fought on the June 23 date that Saunders pulled out of, which was a good idea as he won the WBC Silver middleweight title against American Roberto Garcia (42-5, 25KOs). However, Murray conceded the belt in his very next fight with classy Frenchman Hassan N'Dam (37-5, 21KOs). He bounced back with two routine wins, both at the Liverpool Olympia in 2019 at super-middleweight.

This pair should provide a thoroughly entertaining fight during the festive season.

Full fight preview HERE

 

Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports

2/15 Billy Joe Saunders
21/4 Martin Murray
15/1 Draw

 

Running Order

Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray
12x3 WBO World super-middleweight title

Kieron Conway vs Kieran Smith
12x3 Super-welterweight contest

 

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