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Billy Joe Saunders vs Willie Monroe Jr: Start time, live stream info, and TV channel for Saturday night’s fight

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All you need to know ahead of London bout where Saunders will defend his WBO title and unbeaten record. BILLY JOE SAUNDERS takes on Willie Monroe Jnr as the unbeaten southpaw looks to defend his WBO title in London.

Almost a year after defeating Artur Akavov in Glasgow, Saunders is back in the ring and facing a tough American challenger – before eyeing the winner of GGG v Canelo.

 

Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr fought back in November 2014 at the ExCel Arena

 

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Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr fought back in November 2014 at the ExCel Arena

The fight will take place at the Copper Box Arena, where he defeated John Ryder way back in 2013.

 

Billy Joe Saunders has revealed Tyson Fury will definitely return to the ring

 

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Billy Joe Saunders has revealed Tyson Fury will definitely return to the ring

What time does it start?

COVERAGE of the fight will begin at 8.30pm on Saturday 16 September.

Ring walks for this bout is likely to be closer to 10pm though, with an undercard of Dubois v Carter and Yarde v Nemesapati.

 

Billy Joe Saunders knocked down Andy Lee twice on his way to become a middleweight world champ

 

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Billy Joe Saunders knocked down Andy Lee twice on his way to become a middleweight world champ

Where can I watch it?

THE fight is live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Or you can follow all the coverage here on SunSport with our LIVE blog.

If Saunders can take his record to 25-0, he’s hoping to face the winner of the Vegas battle between Canelo and GGG.

Undefeated Gennady Golovkin and Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas for big fight

He said: “I want to test myself against one of the best. What motivates me is thinking I can get the winner of Golovkin-Canelo. I’m working harder than ever. I’ve got the bit between my teeth.

“It’s not a case of me wanting this, I need it and when you need something, you’ve got more motivation.

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