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Billy Joe Saunders' son punches opponent Willie Monroe Jr at weigh

15 September 2017

The weigh-ins for this weekend's boxing match between Billy Joe Saunders and Willie Monroe Jr. included a sneak attack from Saunders' young son.

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.

A security guard and a member of Monroe's entourage eventually separated the cheeky youngster while Saunders ignored the entire incident.

Billy Joe Saunders' son certainly isn't afraid of a scrap...

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.

28-year-0ld English traveller Saunders is looking to defend the belt he took from Ireland Andy Lee in December 2015 for only the second time.

A native of Hertfordshire, England, Saunders possesses the only one of four recognized middleweight titles not now owned by Gennady Golovkin, who will face Canelo Alvarez in Saturday's pay-per-view bout.

"It's the only way the victor of the Golovkin-Canelo fight can unify the titles, and that's the logical fight", Warren said, via BBC. The bout will be streamed live on Banner Promotions' YouTube page (5:30 p.m. ET).

Billy Joe Saunders' son punches opponent Willie Monroe Jr at weigh