Former undefeated WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders makes his return to the ring next weekend (Dec 22) at the Manchester Arena in the north of England after being added to the Josh Warrington vs Carl Frampton IBF featherweight title event.
Saunders relinquished the title after failing secure a boxing licence from the Massachusetts Commission for his mandatory defence against Demetrius Andrade in Boston back in October.
There is a strong middleweight theme running through the Manchester card, with a clash scheduled between Mark Heffron and Liam Williams for the vacant British title, while Martin Murray, who is bidding to put himself firmly in the world title picture again, takes on a tough assignment against Hassan N’Dam.
Now Saunders is added to the mix, where he will take on the experienced Hungarian Zoltan Sera in a bid to extend his perfect professional record of 26-0. Sera, 33, who has fought at light heavyweight in his last two fights, has recorded 22KOs from his 32 wins.