Saunders retains WBO super middle title beating Murray

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LONDON (AP) -- Billy Joe Saunders retained his WBO super middleweight title against Martin Murray after a unanimous points win at Wembley Arena on Friday.

Saunders, in his first fight in a year, was too sharp and strong for the durable 38-year-old Murray, who was hurt several times throughout the all-English contest.

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 extended his unbeaten record to 30-0. Murray fell to 39-6-1.

Saunders looked the classier fighter with superior hand speed, while Murray never troubled the champion but proved stubborn in his first fight in a year.


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