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Billy Joe Saunders to contest Interim WBO World Title at the Lamex Stadium on May 18th 2019

25 March 2019

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Stevenage Football Club is delighted to announce that undefeated former World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders and Shefat Isufi will contest the vacant interim WBO World Super-Middleweight title at The Lamex Stadium on Saturday May 18th 2019, subject to licensing...

In one of the biggest sporting events to ever be held in the town, Hatfield-born star Saunders (27-0, 13 KO’s) will make his highly-anticipated return to action at the home of Stevenage Football Club, as he seeks to become a two-division champion against the WBO #1 ranked challenger Isufi (27-3-2, 20 KO's).

Working in partnership with Frank Warren and Queensbury Promotions, tickets for this WBO World Super-Middleweight Title Fight will go on sale on Monday 1st April at 9am priced from £40.00 per ticket at www.borotickets.co.uk. Further information regarding ticketing including an exclusive offer for Stevenage FC Season Ticket Holders will be announced during the course of the next week.

Stevenage Football Club CEO Alex Tunbridge says, “The opportunity to bring a World Title Fight to the town and host it at The Lamex Stadium is something which we are very excited about. It puts the Club and the town on an international platform which will in turn boost profiles and the local economy. The event marks the start of an exciting period of time for the Club and will be followed by the opening of the new North Stand later in the year and several other exciting new ventures during the course of this summer.”

Billy Joe Saunders says "I am very, very happy for the fight, more-or-less, to be taking place in my home town. Stevenage and Hatfield is my area and I am excited to be fighting in front of my 'home' fans.

"This is my real homecoming from the time I turned pro really. I know I have got great support there and I look forward to them all coming out and seeing me put on a brilliant display of boxing.”

The Club would like to place on record its thanks for the support of key local organisations and bodies who have helped assist the facilitation of this event to date. During the course of the coming weeks the Club will continue to work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure the necessary licensing and infrastructure is put in place.

Further details regarding the event will be announced in due course via the Clubs official media platforms. Please note that no duplicates or reprints will be available for this event and for all disabled ticketing enquiries, please contact shows@frankwarren.com.

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