SAUNDERS RETAINS TITLE
Billy Joe Saunders remained on course to challenge either Golovkin or Alvarez after defending his WBO middleweight title with a unanimous points decision over American Willie Monroe Jr yesterday morning (Thai time).
The 28-year-old Saunders, (25-0, 12 knockouts) was fighting for the first time under new trainer Dominic Ingle. He received scores of 117-111, 115-114, 117-112 from the three ringside judges.
Canelo Alvarez, left, connects with a left hook against Gennady Golovkin.