Saunders vs Isufi Info
Billy Joe Saunders beat Shefat Isufi by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Lamex Stadium in Hertfordshire.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 118-110, 117-111 in favor of winner Billy Joe Saunders.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super middleweight championship of the world.
Saunders vs Isufi stats
Billy Joe Saunders stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Shefat Isufi made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Isufi had a large advantage in power over Saunders, boosting at 74% knock out percentage over Saunders' 48%.
Billy Joe Saunders was the same age as Shefat Isufi, at 30 years old.
Billy Joe Saunders fought out of the southpaw stance, while Shefat Isufi was an orthodox fighter.
Saunders was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Isufi, who’s first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 38 more professional rounds, 202 to Isufi's 164.
Billy Joe Saunders went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 168lb division.
Shefat Isufi was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 168lb division.
Saunders vs Isufi form
Saunders remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat David Lemieux on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Willie Monroe Jr on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Artur Akavov on 3rd December 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley.
He had defeated Andy Lee on 19th December 2015 by majority decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Saunders' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Isufi's last 0 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of rounds, meaning that they had lasted 0 rounds on average.
What time did Saunders vs Isufi start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm BST at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Saunders vs Isufi?
Saunders vs Isufi was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.