World Champ Billy Joe Saunders Reacts To His Son Punching Opponent

WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders reacts to his young son hitting his opponent Willie Monroe at their weigh-ins.

The boxing world saw perhaps a first in world title fight weigh-ins today when Billy Joe Saunders’ young son let fly with a right hook into the balls of American Willie Monroe Jr, followed by an attempted kick.

Those in attendance were laughing but Monroe’s team could be clearly heard shouting straight after:

“That’s bull****!”

Indeed, many fight fans online have taken issue with the behavior in a story which seems to have taken on a life of it’s own so far.

The father of the boy and world champion Billy Joe Saunders has now given his opinion on what took place:

Monroe could be seen putting his hand on top of Saunders’ son’s head in a seemingly friendly manner prior to the boy letting fly here.

Some of the reactions so far from fight fans today have been mixed to say the least: