Saunders vs Monroe Jr Headlines London This Saturday – BT Sport in the United Kingdom will feature the return of WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders this Saturday as he returns to face the challenge of American Willie Monroe Jr.
Saunders is logging his first fight of 2017 and just his second fight since capturing the WBO world title back in December of 2015. The relatively unsung Monroe Jr is best remembered for his May of 2015 loss to middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin, and though he has gone 2-0 since then, he too has been on a layoff of roughly one year. The winner gets to sit back and watch Golovkin fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez later that same day in Las Vegas knowing a unification bout between middleweight champions could be next.
The fight sits atop an 11-fight boxing card promoted by Frank Warren and his Queensberry Promotions. Check local listings for start times on BT Sport. The main events appear below and you can check more details in this latest TBC report.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 – Copper Box, London, UK
(Card Subject To Change):
160 LBS 12 RDS: Billy Joe Saunders (24-0) vs Willie Monroe Jr (21-2)
175 LBS 12 RDS: Anthony Yarde (12-0) vs Norbet Nemesapati (25-6)
154 LBS 10 RDS: Joe Pigford (13-0) vs Kieran Smith (10-0)
Hvy 10 RDS: Daniel Dubois (4-0) vs AJ Carter (8-3)
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