News May 2019

Warren wins Saunders-Blandamura Euro title purse bids


by @frankwarren_tv


Promoter Frank Warren today won the purse bids for the Vacant European Middleweight Championship between Billy Joe Saunders and Emanuele Blandamura.

The purse bids were held at the EBU head office in Rome and Warren, Saundersí promoter, outbid Salvatore Cherchi from OPI 2000, promoter of Blandamura, to stage the fight.

A date and venue will be announced for the fight shortly.

Warren is delighted to secure home advantage for his fighter and the chance for Saunders to add the European title to his British, Commonwealth and WBO International belts.

ďItís a ambition of Billyís to win the big three titles, the European, British and Commonwealth, before going on to challenge for the world title so Iím delighted to win the purse bids today and give him the opportunity to fulfill his dream. Iíve promoted Billy since he turned professional after the Beijing Olympics and itís been fantastic to see him develop from a prospect into a champion and now heís just a few fights from a world title," said Warren.

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