Billy Joe Saunders’ son punches opponent Willie Monroe Jr at weigh-in



Saunders has won all of his 24 fights while Monroe Jr has been beaten twice in 23 outings
Billy Joe Saunders v Willie Monroe Jr
Venue: Copper Box Arena, London. Date: Saturday, 16 September. Time: 22:00 BST approx.
Belt: WBO world middleweight. Coverage: Live text on BBC Sport website.

The weigh-in for Billy Joe Saunders’ bout with Willie Monroe Jr was overshadowed when the British fighter’s son attacked the American on stage.

As the pair squared up before Saturday’s WBO middleweight title fight, Saunders’ son Stevie, reported to be seven, stepped between them.

Promoter Frank Warren put his hands on Stevie’s shoulders and Monroe ruffled his hair, prompting the boy to hit Monroe and then aim a kick at him.

Saunders defended his son’s antics.

The 28-year-old tweeted: