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!”


Watch Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Jr at the Copper Box Arena, buy your tickets here. Daniel Dubois, Anthony Yarde, Joe Pigford and Lucien Reid also feature on the card.