Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez isn’t the only middleweight championship fight taking place on September 16th. WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) is defending his belt against Willie Monroe Jr. (21-2, 6 KOs) at the Copper Box Arena in London, England, and tensions have been high for the duration of this fight’s build-up, including just days ago at the Peacock Gym. Here’s a sampling of their sophisticated, very high-level Twitter trash talk.
but most days you are a quitter good night bum— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) August 13, 2017
Most days ya mom got my dick in mouth pussy and imma fuck da shot outta u come the 16th— Willie Monroe jr (@WILLIEMONROEJR) August 13, 2017
we see about that wen you land () !!! You might just walk in to a door in your hotel— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) August 13, 2017
Jus make sure ya moms and ya wife not in my bed when I get there pussy— Willie Monroe jr (@WILLIEMONROEJR) August 13, 2017
At Friday’s weigh-ins, both men made the middleweight limit of 160 pounds, therefore making Saturday’s main event official, but the real star of this story is Saunders’ young son. While the actual combatants were posing for the cameras after they had weighed in, Billy’s son got onto the scale, Willie gave him a friendly rub of the head, and the child responded with a good ol’ punch to the groin. I am not making this up. Watch the video at the top of the page. (via iFL TV)
Saunders’ son ended up being restrained quickly, but it looks like he also flashed his middle finger towards his dad’s opponent, and it also sounds as if he’s exchanging naughty words with Monroe’s team.
Here’s the response from Billy Joe after this quite bizarre sequence of events.
My sons been taught when A stranger puts their hands on them they don't know punch and run away self defence @boxnationtv @frankwarren_tv— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) September 15, 2017
And the reaction from Monroe, via Instagram:
“I honestly thought people in London were cool but I've called a n-gger..a w-nker...a Latin F-ck etc and now at the weigh ins They bring a kid on stage to punch me in the Nuts and nothing was done about it @frank_warren_official should be ashamed of himself”
Saunders vs. Monroe will air live on BT Sport in the UK, but for viewers in the United States and Canada, there will be a free live stream available on Youtube starting at 5:30 PM ET/2:30 PM PT. Presumably Saunders’ kid will not be involved in tag-team operations tomorrow night.