Date: 7th December 2016 at 7:44pm
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On Saturday night, in Paisley Scotland, Billy Joe Saunders made a first successful defence of his WBO middleweight title.

After what seemed to be an age after winning the title against Andy Lee, Billy Joe Saunders produced a below par performance to take the decision by the following scores 116-113, 116-112 and 116-113 to take the verdict over his Russian opponent Artur Akavov.

It seems that the poor performance may have ramifications.

Reports are filtering through that suggest Oscar De La Hoya, of Golden Boy Promotions, wasn?t impressed with what he saw.

In fact he was so unimpressed by Saunders lackluster performance that the offer he made for Saunders to fight Saul ?Canelo? Alvarez will be halved.

I wonder what Saunders, who always has something to say for himself, makes of that?