Danny Williams fights on the night of champions
Billy Joe Saunders has been given added incentive to look for KO victories – he needs to keep his good looks for a career in modelling!
And it’s not just any old modelling, as Saunders has just completed a photoshoot for Vogue Hommes magazine, one of the world’s leading men’s style publications.
It follows an earlier assignment for Love Magazine, but Saunders insists that he won’t be swapping the boxing ring for the catwalk any time soon. “It’s a laugh doing the modelling and I’m flattered that people think I’m good looking enough,” said Saunders..
“If someone asks me to do a photo shoot then I’m not going to say no, but boxing will always come first – even if I do look like a knockout!”
Saunders, unbeaten in five professional fights, has his sixth outing on February 13 at Wembley Arena on the huge Night of the Champions show alongside fellow Olympians James DeGale and Frankie Gavin.
And he’s buzzing after a press conference earlier this week in which promoter Frank Warren backed him as a fighter to watch not just this year, but over the next decade.
“To get comments like that from Frank is a real confidence boost,” said Saunders.
“Now it’s up to me to prove him right. I’ve had a good first year as a professional, but I don’t think I’ve boxed to anywhere near my potential yet.
“Hopefully I will stay busy this year and by the end of it I want to be fighting for titles. I’ve definitely got the talent to go all the way, it’s just a question of getting the right fights at the right time.”
Night of the Champions features the exciting heavyweight showdown between British heavyweight champion Danny Williams (pictured above) and Commonwealth champion Sam Sexton;
Kevin Mitchell’s WBO Intercontinental Lightweight title defence; Kell Brook’s WBO Intercontinental Welterweight title challenge;
Derek Chisora versus Matt Skelton for the Vacant English Heavyweight Championship;
The Olympians James DeGale, Frankie Gavin and Billy Joe Saunders;
plus hot prospects Vinny Mitchell and Liam, Michael and Ryan Walsh.
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