Billy Joe Saunders will face Russian boxer Artur Akavov in the first defence of his WBO middleweight title. The bout will take place today, 3rd December 2016 at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. The 27-year-old, Saunders was originally scheduled to make his first title defence against Ukraine’s Max Bursak but due to a wrist injury while training forced him to fight with Artur Akavov. The fight will be broadcasted live on BoxNation in the UK. You can find information to watch Billy Joe Saunders vs Artur Akavov live stream online below.
Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) has not fought, since his WBO middleweight title win against Andy Lee in December 2015. It will be the first fight after 11 months against not-very-known Akavov (16-1) who is a former European champion and also known as ‘Wolverine’.
Saunders vs Akavov TV Channels: The fight is headlined by BoxNation production (non-PPV) and the live coverage starts at 8 pm UK time with undercard fights. The United Kingdom viewers can subscribe to BoxNation channel (Sky channel 437 and Virgin 546) for a regular monthly fee of around £12 pounds as the fight non-PPV.
The Billy Joe Saunders vs Artur Akavov fight card also includes a fight between former flyweight world champion Paul Butler and Alexander Cazares at bantamweight, former European champ Stephen Ormond takes Zoltan Szabo at lightweight and the unbeaten super lightweight, Jack Catterall defending his WBO Inter-Continental title against Diego Gonzalo Luque. Saunders vs Akavov is the fight of the event.
Billy Joe Saunders vs Artur Akavov Fight Card
|Jono Carroll vs Juan Luis Gonzalez (Super feather-weight)||8:00 pm UK time|
|Stephen Ormond vs Zoltan Szabo (Super Lightweight)||8:45 pm UK time|
|Paul Butler vs Alexander Cazares (Bantamweight)||9:30 pm UK time|
|Jack Catterall vs Diego Gonzalo Luque (Super Lightweight)||10:15 pm UK time|
|Billy Joe Saunders vs Artur Akavov (Main Event)||11:00 pm UK time|
Billy Joe Saunders vs Artur Akavov Live Stream
BoxNation will have the live coverage in the UK on both TV and online via their official website and mobile app. The boxing fans can watch Billy Joe Saunders vs Artur Akavov live stream online on BoxNation or viewers can visit this page to get live streaming links and fight highlights video after the event.