A Look at Billy Joe Saunders’ Funniest Moments Inside and Outside the Ring

Published 05/08/2021, 8:45 AM EDT


Billy Joe Saunders never falls short of entertaining fans with his antics. The terrifying boxing stalwart is one of the best trash talkers and a predominant entertainer of the game.

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Right from his early boxing days, Saunders has shown enough character and wit to grab everyone’s attention. That said, here we look at some funniest moments of the Brit’s career, where he proved to be an absolute scream.

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Top-5 funniest moments of Billy Joe Saunders’ career

1) “Damn good” – When Billy Joe Saunders responded to a question pertaining to embarrassment

A few years ago, ‘Superb’ was in a press conference ahead of his fight against Willie Monroe Jr. At the event, a journalist told him that he got text messages from a few boxing fans in the UK. These fans claimed that they would not support Saunders as he was an embarrassment.

The journalist then asked Saunders to convey his perception of this. ‘Superb’ responded, “Damn good. It makes me feel damn good. Because you know what most of the haters are going to become lovers and you are as well one day my friend.”

2) Hugged an opponent during face-offs

Once, during an intense face-off with an opponent, Saunders left everyone in splits.

He took his right fist up and asked his adversary, Khurtsidze, to do the same. But the latter didn’t agree, and Saunders kept on telling him to take his fists up. In the end, the Brit abruptly hugged Khurtsidze and everyone cracked up laughing.

3) Showboating and taunting his opponents

Billy Joe Saunders’ banter isn’t limited outside to the squared circle. In fact, he takes wild digs at his opponents inside the ring and never spares a chance to get into their heads.

While he’s in the ring, Saunders enjoys his time by mimicking the legend Muhammad Ali’s footwork. Moreover, he even teases his opponents after they miss a shot. ‘Superb’ does his favorite showboat action of taking his wrists near his forehead and looks somewhere else.

4) When he told a reporter to introduce him as a s** god

The 30-0 boxer was once in an interaction with a journalist. When the latter asked him as to how could he introduce him, ‘Superb’ said, “s** god”.

5) Pranked a man passing by

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The Hertfordshire native was in his car once and he randomly decided to prank a man passing by. ‘Superb’ called this man close to his car and asserted that he was viewing a gay website and he saw this man’s picture on the same.

This prank left the man staggered and Saunders recorded the entire video live on his social handle.

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Out of all above mentioned moments, which one did you find the funniest?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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