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Billy Joe Saunders Inflicts First Defeat O...

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Billy Joe Saunders inflicts first defeat on Chris Eubank Jr in middleweight clash

Billy Joe Saunders overcame a late assault from Chris Eubank Jr to earn a split decision win over his middleweight rival.

Saunders edged the early rounds against an untested challenger, who was lacking in urgency, but Eubank Jr came on strong in the closing stages, unsettling the champion with a determined assault.

But he could not find a stoppage against Saunders, who kept his composure to earn victory with scores of 115-114, 115-113, while a third judge scored it 116-113 to Eubank Jr, who suffered his first professional defeat.

Saunders simmered with anger in the build-up, but adopted a calmer approach in the first-round, working behind a probing jab.

His opponent, with his famous father watching from ringside, simply stalked Saunders in the second and was picked off by more accurate punches from the Hatfield man.

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