Bradley Saunders must get heavy on Haye Chisora show

BRADLEY SAUNDERS
BRADLEY SAUNDERS

BRADLEY Saunders faces a test of strength when he fights on the huge David Haye v Dereck Chisora show tomorrow night.

The unbeaten light-welterweight has been matched with Kevin McCauley at Upton Park.

A man of Saunders’ calibre should have no great problem outboxing McCauley.

However the difficulty is due to the fact the 32-year-old from Halesowen is a full-blown middleweight.

A difference of a stone or more between the warring heavies, Haye and Chisora, may not represent a significant issue.

But that sort of disparity further down the boxing weight scale throws up a concern or two.

It has certainly made Saunders think.

“As soon as I heard the word middleweight I was listening,” said the 25-year-old who has trained in Hartlepool for his third pro contest.

“I’m a light-welter and this lad’s not a welter or even a light-middle.

“I said to the matchmaker ‘he’s a middle’ and he was like ‘you’ll be all right’.

“He’s a lot heavier and he’ll look at my weight and come and have a go.

“But I am heavy handed so I think not many kids at my weight really want to fight me. I am sure it will be all right.

“McCauley will come for a fight but I must use my skills.”

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