Bradley Saunders (7-0, 5 KOs) made it a perfect 7 wins from 7 fights with a dominating win against Gareth Heard (5-2, 2 KOs). Saunders didn't waste any time in warming up. Fifteen seconds into the first round the ex British Olympian caught his foe with a shuddering right hand which set the tone for the rest of the fight. Saunders continued to land a variety of shots that left Heard bewildered and unable to cope with.
Saunders continued the systematic breakdown of Heard by landing jabs and right hands at will with some exceptional uppercuts to add to Heards misery. Heard continued to press Saunders to try and find a way to halt the British star from landing his shots but still came up short with Saunders showing some excellent inside work for which Heard had no answer to. It all came to end for Heard in the 4th round when Saunders stepped up his work and set Heards body as his primary target.
Saunders tactfully pounded away forcing Heard to the ropes catching him with some fierce combinations. A shot selection and variety of which a seasoned champion would be proud of. Speaking to BoxingPulse, Saunders was happy with the way preparations leading up to the fight went and the actual fight itself.
"I felt great going into the fight. Preparations over in Marbella at the Matt Macklin gym was fantastic and anything I need as far as training goes, I get.”
"Sparring with the likes of Albert Ayrapetyan (fought Sergio Martinez for the Latino Wbc title) will only bring me on.”
When asked about his surgery on his left hand Saunder responded, “My left hand felt great and I didn't feel no pain in the hand so hopefully that's the end my trouble with it".
When Saunders was asked when he would be fighting next he said, "I will be fighting again in Gateshead (North East of England) and I very much look forward to it as I haven't fought at home in 7 years. Traveling around the world fighting with the Great Britain squad didn't allow me to have that luxury which is a shame because I have such a good following and I always have.”
Saunders won't be headlining the fight card in his home return but knows that within a few more fights, he should be headlining a lot of them.
"I'll be chief support for my return home as there won't be a title on the line but I know within my next few fights I will be headlining more shows , Franks (Warren) plan is to have me get to 10-0 and then fight for some recognized title, or going the right route to a recognized title whether it be for the British title or the WBO route which is obviously a world title route. Either way I'm happy!”
Follow Bradley on his road to the big time by visiting his site www.bradleysaunders.com or follow him on twitter @bradsaunders86.