Billy Joe Saunders is in the best shape of his career under Dominic Ingle for his September 16th World title defence. After some fitness issues in his last fight the Hertfordshire native has turned things around and is ripped and ready for ‘El Mongoose’.
Willie Monroe Jr however is one of the few that isn’t impressed with Saunders’ new found physique. Posting on Instagram, the former World title challenger argued: “[It] really doesn’t matter how good of shape a man can get into in 12 weeks when compared to a man who lives the ‘in-shape’ life.”
The American was also seemingly unimpressed by the trash talk leading up to the fight, with Monroe himself typically quiet, he’s been more vocal and has admitted to being ‘fired-up’ due to the Englishman’s words.
“I don’t call names and look for reasons why I should win because I already know I’m gonna win Sept 16th he will be locked in a ring with an animal!”
An action-packed evening of boxing sees Ilford Light-Heavy powerhouse Anthony Yarde fight for the Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Title; teenage Heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois takes on AJ Carter for the Vacant Southern Area strap in only his fifth contest; knockout artist Joe Pigford fights for the Vacant WBO European Super-Welterweight title.
Some of the very best up-and-coming prospects in the country including Welling Super-Featherweight Archie Sharp; Ilford Super-Bantamweight Lucien Reid; Fulham Super-Middleweight Zak Chelli, New Malden Super-Middleweight Lerrone Richards and Erith Flyweight Jake Pettit feature. Ilford Welterweight Hamza Sheeraz, Tamworth Light-Heavyweight Ryan Hatton and Ilford Super-Middleweight Umar Sadiq all make their highly-anticipated pro debuts.
Tickets for Saunders vs. Monroe Jr priced at £40, £50, £70, £100, £150, £200 and £250 (VIP/Hospitality) are available from www.eventim.co.uk