Making the first defence of his WBO super-middleweight title, Billy Joe Saunders (29-0,14) stopped Argentina’s Marcelo Coceres (28-1-1, 15) in the eleventh round of an unexpectedly tough contest on Saturday night. 

In a toilsome US debut, Saunders never quite managed to find his rhythm despite always looking a level above the previously undefeated challenger. 

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