Have not seen this one before in the sphere of the theater of the unexpected…
Middleweight challenger Willie Monroe expected he’d have to smartly defend himself tomorrow against WBO 160 champ BJ Saunders.
But he had no idea that “protect yourself at all times” would be applicable at the Friday weigh in.
Saunders’ boy, as you can see in this video, threw a punch at the groin of the challenger.
Bizarre, even for boxing.
Adrian Clark manages Monroe, and talked to NYF about the sneaky attack.
“It was clearly planned,” Clark said. “BJ didn’t say anything (after) Willie was just like WTF?!” Clark also told me that more than once, Team Monroe has heard people call them the “N” word, and seek to humiliate and intimidate them.
Monroe’s trainer piped up, protesting about the lack of sportsmanship, which occured after the American had good naturedly tousled the boy’s hair. “That’s bullshit,” the trainer declared. “It’s a kid,” said Monroe, trying to calm his tutor down, in most classy and mature fashion.
Saunders has done his rep no favors, labeling Monroe a “queer” and making a rude crack about his mum.
Not reining in his unruly kid and then Tweeting out an idiotic Tweet defending the rude boy’s launch means that many more fight fans will be hoping he gets his ass kicked at Copper Box, by Monroe.
I admit, I do…
Check out promoter Frank Warren apologize for the incident in this video, from Everlast: