Canada markets closed
  • S&P/TSX

    17,957.37
    +12.49 (+0.07%)
     
  • S&P 500

    3,798.91
    +30.66 (+0.81%)
     
  • DOW

    30,930.52
    +116.26 (+0.38%)
     
  • CAD/USD

    0.7860
    +0.0003 (+0.04%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    53.12
    +0.14 (+0.26%)
     
  • BTC-CAD

    46,072.58
    -26.83 (-0.06%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    718.03
    +2.84 (+0.40%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,844.70
    +4.50 (+0.24%)
     
  • RUSSELL 2000

    2,151.14
    +27.94 (+1.32%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.0920
    -0.0050 (-0.46%)
     
  • NASDAQ futures

    13,022.25
    +36.75 (+0.28%)
     
  • VOLATILITY

    23.24
    -1.10 (-4.52%)
     
  • FTSE

    6,712.95
    -7.70 (-0.11%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    28,505.93
    -127.53 (-0.45%)
     
  • CAD/EUR

    0.6471
    -0.0003 (-0.05%)
     

Billy Joe Saunders: Title fight against Martin Murray ‘like boxing in a cemetery’

Alex Young
·1 min read
<p>Champion: Billy Joe Saunders</p> (Getty Images)

Champion: Billy Joe Saunders

(Getty Images)

Billy Joe Saunders said his unanimous points win against Martin Murray at the Wembley Arena, which saw him retain his WBO super-middleweight title, was "like boxing in a cemetery."

The 31-year-old made easy work of his opponent, in what was his first fight in a year, with the title bout taking place behind closed doors due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

Murray went down under a barrage of punches in the fourth round, but appeared to have lost his balance and no knockdown was given.

Saunders, who reiterated his desire for a blockbusting fight with Mexico's Saul Canelo Alvarez, extended his unbeaten record to 30-0 to join Josh Warrington as the current British boxer with the longest unbeaten run.

"I've been out over a year now and it's like boxing in a cemetery," Saunders told Sky Sports. "I like to perform for the crowd, get up for it.

"Tonight I tried to set a rhythm, but he's a cunning old fox. He knows how to tie you up well.

"It's not a performance I'm going to be shouting people's names about because I've been out a year and I probably needed the rounds to be honest with you.

"He got through it, so fair play to him. I hope he has a good Christmas and he can go back to his family."