Saun­ders Jr joins in

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The first blow be­fore last night’s WBO mid­dleweight clash be­tween Billy Joe Saun­ders and Wil­lie Mon­roe Jr was landed at Friday’s weigh-in by the Bri­tish fighter’s son and it was def­i­nitely be­low the belt. As the two fight­ers squared up on the stage, it was seven-year-old Ste­vie Saun­ders who hit out af­ter Mon­roe had ruf­fled his hair. Saun­ders ju­nior re­sponded to the friendly ges­ture by hit­ting Mon­roe be­low the belt and then aim­ing a kick at him be­fore be­ing ush­ered away by se­cu­rity. De­fend­ing his son’s an­tics, Saun­ders se­nior tweeted: “My sons [sic] been taught when A stranger puts their hands on them they don’t know punch and run away self de­fence.”

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