VIDEO: When Billy Joe Saunders’ Son Low Blowed His Dad’s Opponent

Published 05/08/2021, 6:20 AM EDT


The world knows Billy Joe Saunders as one of the most entertaining boxers. Saunders, in all his fights, enjoys pressurizing his opponents with both his mental and physical abilities. That said, his son too seems to be on the same path as his dad. Because back in 2017, Saunders’ little cub low blowed Willie Monroe Jr. at the weigh-ins, thus channeling his dad’s outrageous persona and power.

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Saunders and Monroe Jr. were all set to contend with each other in a massive 12-round tussle at the Copper Box Arena in Hackney Wick. In this fight, Saunders was all set to defend his WBO middleweight title, and this bout accrued everyone’s attention for obvious reasons.

At the official weigh-ins, ‘Superb’ brought his son, Steve Saunders, as a companion.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Billy Joe Saunders is pictured in front of a photograph of himself during an Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders Head to Head Press Conference at the Landmark Hotel on October 22, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Once both the fighters hit the weighing scale, the young gun went to Monroe Jr. and dispatched a low blow on him coupled with a kick.

The security guards had to rush in to stop Steve Saunders. The latter’s actions left Monroe Jr.’s teammate fuming, but ‘El Mongoose’ was calm enough and took it in his stride.

Moving further, the fight between Saunders and Monroe Jr. went as expected. The contest went to the final bell and stayed true to the hype. ‘Superb’ claimed a unanimous decision and registered his twenty-fifth consecutive victory.

Also, in the post-match presentations, Saunders’ son apologized for his actions at the weigh-ins. He said, “sorry for punching you in the n**s.”

Steve Saunders once copied Billy Joe Saunders’ showboating move

Steve Saunders once took part in a junior boxing match, wherein he copied his dad’s famous showboating move.

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It seems the young Saunders enjoys taking notes of his father’s boxing activities. Just like his illustrious father, he too wants to trace a long pathway in the sport.

Steve and Billy Joe Saunders are the best father-son duos present in boxing. It’ll be interesting to see if mini Saunders appears at his father’s upcoming fights/weigh-ins.

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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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