Saunders vs Murray airs live from SSE Arena, Wembley
Billy Joe Saunders (29-0-0, 14 KOs) makes the second defense of his WBO World super middleweight title against Murray vs Saunders live Four-time World Title challenger Murray (39-5-1, 17 KOs) stands in the way of unification fights for Saunders in 2021, and the St Helens man is more determined than ever to finally land a World Title of his own and put his rivalry with Saunders to bed after their scheduled meeting in 2018 fell through twice.. The event takes place at the SSE Arena in Wembley (London), England.
The co-feature pits James Tennyson (27-3, 23 KOs) up against Josh O’Reilly (16-0, 6 KOs). The pair squares off in a twelve-round WBA World lightweight title eliminator.
Among other undercard bouts, Shannon Courtenay (5-1, 2 KOs) and Dorota Nurek (6-1, 1 KO) do women’s boxing battle in an eight-rounder at bantamweight. As well, Zach Parker (19-0, 13 KOs) and Cesar Nunez (17-2-1, 9 KOs) meet in a ten-rounder with WBO International super middleweight title on the line. The complete lineup can be found below. Weigh-in results and video here.
How to watch Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray live
Boxing fans can watch Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray live stream on DAZN in over 200 countries, including Australia, and on Sky Sports TV in the UK. The start time in the UK is scheduled for Friday, December 4 at 7 pm GMT, which makes it 2 pm ET / 11 am PT in the US.
In Australia Saunders vs Murray date and start time is set for Saturday, December 5 at 6 am AEDT. The fight fans watch the fight live stream on DAZN and on FOX Sports 503 via Foxtel.
A pair of undercard bouts is available on Sky Sports Facebook, kicking off at 5.45 pm GMT / 12:45 pm PT / 9:45 am PT / 4:45 am AEDT.
Saunders vs Murray card
The Saunders vs Murray fight card comprises seven bouts in total. The five-fight main card follows two preliminary bouts.
Billy Joe Saunders (29-0-0, 14 KOs) vs. Martin Murray (39-5-1, 17 KOs), 12 rounds, middleweight – Saunders’ WBO super middleweight title
James Tennyson (27-3, 23 KOs) vs. Josh O’Reilly (16-0, 6 KOs), 12 rounds, lightweight – WBA lightweight title eliminator
Shannon Courtenay (5-1, 2 KOs) vs. Dorota Nurek (6-1, 1 KO), 8 rounds, bantamweight
Zach Parker (19-0, 13 KOs) vs. Cesar Nunez (17-2-1, 9 KOs), 10 rounds, super middleweight – WBO International super middleweight title
Lerrone Richards (13-0, 3 KOs) vs. Timo Laine (28-14, 12 KOs), 8 rounds, super middleweight
Lewis Edmondson (3-0) vs. John Telford (11-2-1, 2 KOs), 6 rounds, super middleweight
Donte Dixon (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. Angelo Dragone (5-1), 6 rounds, featherweight
What live stream and TV channel is Saunders vs Murray on?
Sky Sports Arena will be broadcasting the card.
Coverage will start on the channel at 7pm.
Those without a Sky Sports subscription can pick up a Now TV pass from £9.99.
Who is fighting on the undercard?
Northern Ireland’s James Tennyson takes on Canadian Josh O’Reilly in an Eliminator for the WBA Lightweight World Title.
Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray (WBO super-middleweight title)
James Tennyson vs Josh O’Reilly (lightweight)
Zach Parker vs Cesar Nunez (vacant WBO international super-middleweight title)
Donte Dixon vs Angelo Dragone (super-featherweight)
Shannon Courtenay vs Dorota Norek (super-bantamweight)
Lerrone Richards vs TBA (super-middleweight)
Lewis Edmondson vs John Telford (light-heavyweight)
Martin Murray has his fifth crack at a world title
Martin Murray has his fifth crack at a world title
What have they said?
Saunders: “I promised Martin Murray his shot from the first time, but I was injured. People can say I pulled out because of this and that, but genuinely I was.
“The discussion with myself and Eddie [Hearn], the Canelo talk was back on — I just think that the Canelo camp didn’t want me for the style, end of. Then it was obviously the Smith fight we talked about, obviously he’s fighting Canelo now. I said to Eddie, ‘Look, can you get Andrade?’ Andrade wanted to run out. All the big names — Danny Jacobs was booked in or penciled in — all of the big names were really tied up.
“So I looked down the list. Martin Murray has challenged for a world title four times, this is his fifth. There’s history there.
Murray: “I’ve been in with more fearsome punchers, but Billy Joe can obviously punch. It’s the shots you don’t see that really hurt you.
“Billy Joe is that fast and that slick that there could be a few of them. I’m not going into the fight thinking I’m invincible or will be able to walk through his power.”Saunders, 31, will be making the second defense of the belt he won in May 2019, last fighting in Nov. 2019 when he stopped Marcelo Coceres in a fight that turned out to be much tougher than expected. Murray, 38, is getting a fifth and likely final shot at winning a world title, having had some terribly tough breaks in his previous four opportunities.
How to Watch Saunders vs Murray
Date: Friday, Dec. 4 | Start Time: 2:00 pm ET
Location: SSE Arena, Wembley – London, England
Stream: DAZN | TV: Sky Sports (UK)
The undercard will feature a WBA lightweight eliminator between James Tennyson and unbeaten/unknown Canadian Josh O’Reilly, plus we’ll see returns for Shannon Courtenay, who is moving down to bantamweight after her first career loss in August; Zach Parker, who is emerging as a sanctioning body contender at 168; new Matchroom signing Lerrone Richards, a super middleweight who will stay busy here at light heavyweight; plus prospects Lewis Edmondson and Donte Dixon.