Unbeaten Middleweight Billy Joe Saunders is adamant that his next challenger, Willie Monroe Jr, will not be victorious when they meet for the WBO World Title.

Saunders makes the second defence of his crown at the Copper Box Arena on September 16th. After a frustrating, injury-filled 2016, the Hatfield man is determined to make up for lost time.

"Can't wait to fight," he tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. "If you think I'm gonna fail put your cash down coz (sic) no American bum will beat me."

The southpaw also called out Gennady Golovkin: "GGG you're next you p*ssy". 'Triple G' defends his WBC, IBF and WBA 'Super' World Titles against Saul Alvarez on the same night, with the winner in line to face Saunders for all of the Middleweight marbles.

After linking up with respected Sheffield-based fighter Dominic Ingle, Saunders believes this can be a fresh start as he aims to assert himself of the world scene. Next up, he faces a very confident Monroe Jr, a fellow southpaw who shared the ring with Golovkin in 2015.

Tickets are out now for Billy Joe Saunders v Willie Monroe Jr, where Anthony Yarde and Daniel Dubois are also in action.