Billy Joe Saunders makes his point against previously unbeaten Gary O'Sullivan

Last Updated: 21/07/13 1:21pm

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Billy Joe Saunders: 2008 GB Olympian put in dominant display against Gary O'Sullivan

Billy Joe Saunders: 2008 GB Olympian put in dominant display against Gary O'Sullivan

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Billy Joe Saunders extended his professional record to 18-0 and inflicted a first defeat on Gary O'Sullivan with a unanimous decision at Wembley Arena on Friday.

Irishman O'Sullivan came into the bout on a 16-fight winning run and tried to force the pace in the early rounds.

But Saunders - who turned pro after representing Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics - became increasingly dominant in the middle and later stages of the 12-round contest to earn a lopsided verdict on the scorecards and add the WBO International middleweight strap to his collection.

Two judges scored it 120-109 in favour of Saunders and the other gave it to him by 119-110.

Saunders' next assignment is a defence of his British middleweight title against John Ryder at the Copper Box Arena in London on September 21.

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