Billy Joe Saunders' son low-blows Willie Monroe Jr at weigh

Billy Joe Saunders' son punches Willie Monroe Jnr below the belt during weigh-in

Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs), who defends his 160-pound title on Saturday in London against former world title challenger Willie Monroe Jr.

And now the build-up took an even stranger turn, when Saunders' young son tried to kick and punch Monroe Jnr as the two fighters took to the stage for their weigh-in.

Monroe's camp used the opportunity to question Saunders' credibility.

The boy stands on the scales and has his hair ruffled by Monroe Jr.

The victor of this encounter can realistically put themselves as the next in line to face tonight's victor between Canelo & Golovkin, and if it is Billy Joe Saunders then dont rule him out to upset the apple-cart. Stevie punched Monroe Jr.in the groin and kicked him, too.

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As you can see, Saunders' son was playing around on the weighing scale when Monroe noticed the kid and chose to give him a friendly pat on the head.

Saunders senior tweeted in defence of his son's antics while those in the Twittersphere had a good laugh.

Saunders, who is defending his WBO title, took to Twitter to defend his son, who might be learning some of his defense tactics from dad.

If successful tonight, Saunders hopes to fight the victor of the Canelo vs. Golovkin victor taking place the same day overseas in the United States.

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