Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Queensbury Promotions: Saunders vs. Monroe Jr. Results

Queensbury Promotions: Saunders vs. Monroe Jr. Results

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.

That's when the kid took his shot, firing one below Monroe's belt, and then following up with a kick for good measure before being carried away.

The young boy punched Monroe Jr below the belt while standing between the two fighters
The young boy punched Monroe Jr below the belt while standing between the two fighters

After learning of the incident, Saunders was unapologetic about the interaction.

Saunders had brought his son with him to the weigh-in before the event. The boxer let his son hold the wheel of his four-wheel-drive across a field, which didn't break any laws as the auto was on private land.

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Monroe Jr said in the wake of that confrontation: "The classic defence against fear is noise". But Twitter followers warned the WBO middleweight how unsafe it was to let a minor drive a large vehicle. But Willie Monroe Jr. had no idea that the rule applied to the weigh-in - and a seemingly innocent confrontation with his opponent's young son.

Billy Joe Saunders (left) and Willie Monroe Jr (right) made weight for their fight this weekend.

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Saunders, who is defending his WBO title, took to Twitter to defend his son, who might be learning some of his defense tactics from dad.

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