Billy Joe Saunders knocked out the previously unbeaten Emanuele Blandamura in the eigth round to claim the vacant European middleweight title at the Phones4You Arena in Manchester on Saturday.
A well timed accurate right hand forced a standing count from the referee Robin Dolpierre after 2.58. Blandamura’s corner decided they had seen enough and threw in the towel.
Saunders improves to 20-0-(11), falls to, 22-1-(5).
July 26, 2014