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Result: Billy Joe Saunders retains world title with victory over Marcelo Esteban Coceres

In the headline fight, Britain's KSI won his bout against fellow YouTube personality Logan Paul.

British boxer Billy Joe Saunders has retained his world title by beating Argentinian Marcelo Esteban Coceres in a technical knock out in Los Angeles.

In what was his first fight in America, the super-middleweight was hoping to make the most of his opportunity on the undercard of KSI’s rematch with Logan Paul.

But the crowd was not impressed with the slow pace, and the fight was greeted with silence and occasional booing.

In the 11th round, though, Saunders found his form and dropped Coceres three times before the Englishman was declared the winner by TKO.

“There’s no excuse, that performance was not worthy of Canelo or any of the other big names,” Saunders said.

“I knew by round nine that I had to get him out of here. My timing wasn’t right, my head wasn’t right, nothing was right.

“I’m not one for excuses. I needed to let him gas out then attack.

“I’ve got the win and I’ve got to thank the American fans and I hope they tune in again because that wasn’t the best of me.”

In the headline fight, Britain’s KSI won his bout against fellow YouTube personality Logan Paul.

The fight at the Staples Center was won by the Watford product in a split decision, with two of the three judges siding with him.

The pair first fought last year in Manchester but a “majority draw” was declared after six rounds.

“Last time I was scared to fight,” KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams JJ Olatunji, said after the match.

“This time I just went in. I just kept going and going.”

“He couldn’t deal with my jabs. I got him.”

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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