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Sunday Preview: Beltran v Ao, Saunders, Alvarez v Kirkland & Golovkin

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26th April 2015

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May is almost upon us and we have a great schedule of world-class fights coming up for the great value of £12 a month.

Raymundo Beltran

On the very first day of the month Raymundo Beltran will stage his third world title offensive for the vacant WBO World Lightweight Championship, against Japanese southpaw Takahiro Ao.

The last time the tough Mexican fought for this title it belonged to Terence Crawford, a switch-hitter who succesfully defended the belt by the judges' decision. Now he faces a southpaw and a two-weight world champion in Takahiro Ao.

Takahiro Ao

This should be a dramatic fight. Beltran has something to prove, coming off his loss to Crawford last November. But since losing his WBC World Super-Featherweight title in 2012, Tokyo's Ao is thirsty for redemption.

Billy Joe Saunders returns

Another week into the month is the return of Hatfield hero Billy Joe Saunders on May 9 at The Wembley Arena.

Southpaw Saunders will be risking his mandatory status for Andy Lee's WBO World Middleweight Championship when he steps into the ring as the headliner for this big London show.

Billy Joe Saunders

Nicknamed 'The Caravan Kid' for his Romani Gypsy origins, Saunders believes this eventual world title fight will source a huge amount of traveller support, reigning champion Lee having roots in the same traveller stock as Tyson Fury.

Also clashing on the bill, Frank Buglioni fights his old amateur rival, Essex boy Lee Markham.

Frank Buglioni And Lee Markham Face Off

This will be 'Wise Guy' Buglioni's second defence of his WBO European Super-Middleweight title that he acquired when he tossed Andrew Robinson around in a brutal ten-rounder last year at Bad Blood.

Markham met Buglioni twice in the amateurs and each fighter walked away with one win. This will be their third time touching gloves and the chance to settle their differences once and for all.

Two of boxing's toughest clash

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will be in Houston, Texas late on the evening of May 9, for what will be a fight-of-the-year contender against 32(28)-1 knockout-artist James Kirkland.

Saul Alvarez in action against Alfonso Gomez

Being from Austin, Texas, Kirkland will be fighting before a home crowd. But performing away from his country of Mexico has never bothered Alvarez before, who has fought in the USA for his last six bouts.

Both fighters are world class and have a serious amount of knockouts on their records. This will be a dramatic and entertaining show.

Golovkin defends against southpaw Monroe Jr

On May 16, middleweight terror Gennady Golovkin will step into the ring with southpaw contender Wille Monroe Jr in defence of his interim WBC, IBO and WBA Super World Middleweight Championship titles.

Gennady Golovkin against Martin Murray

Kazakhstan's Golovkin has dominated the middleweight division with endless knockout victories in all but three of his record of 32-0 and has been a reigning world middleweight champion since 2010.

Does slick southpaw Monroe Jr have the formula to break Golovkin's winning ways? The Rochester, New York-born fighter is not a banger, winning 13 of his 19 victories by going the full distance.

But a tough chin and boxing smarts could be what it takes to outwit a confident and skilled come-forward opponent. Either way, this match-up has the potential to be a whirlwind of a fight, as is usually the case with Golovkin.

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