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Saunders vs O'Sullivan results: Billy Joe Saunders dominates over distance, moves on to Ryder

Scott Heavey
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

British middleweight prospect Billy Joe Saunders stayed unbeaten today with a 12-round win over Gary O'Sullivan at Wembley Arena, getting the victory on scores of 120-109, 120-109, and 119-110, thoroughly dominating a game but overmatched opponent.

Saunders (18-0, 10 KO) didn't do anything spectacular in the fight, but got rounds in and looked solid, picking up a minor WBO title in the process. He's set next to defend his British title against John Ryder (15-0, 9 KO) at Copper Box Arena on September 21.

Ryder is expected to be a much stiffer test for Saunders, but Billy Joe has dealt with the better competition thus far as a pro, and has proved out all the way to date. He'll likely be the solid favorite in September.

Other results from Wembley: Dereck Chisora scored a controversial KO-6 win over Malik Scott in a heavyweight bout ... Frank Buglioni remained unbeaten, but didn't impress with a win over journeyman Kirill Psonko ... Bradley Saunders stopped Michael Kelly in five ... Dmitry Chudinov went to a draw against Patrick Mendy over eight rounds.

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