sport news Billy Joe Saunders aims homophobic slur at Willie Monroe

Billy Joe Saunders labelled Willie Monroe Jnr a 'queer' as the two fighters clashed at a media workout ahead of their world title fight on Saturday

Saunders defends his WBO middleweight strap against Monroe Jnr at London's Copper Box Arena this weekend and on Wednesday the two boxers came face-to-face and exchanged insults at London's Peacock Gym.

'All you are is a load of bums coming over here and you're going to get dealt with,' Saunders shouted at his opponent and his team. 

Billy Joe Saunders and Willie Monroe Jnr (centre left) clashed ahead of their fight on Saturday

Billy Joe Saunders and Willie Monroe Jnr (centre left) clashed ahead of their fight on Saturday

Saunders labelled the challenger a 'queer' and warned the American he will get knocked out

Saunders labelled the challenger a 'queer' and warned the American he will get knocked out

'Next time bring your mum...  we'll f*** her like a b****' he told Monroe's trainer T.J. Nolan (right)

'Next time bring your mum...  we'll f*** her like a b****' he told Monroe's trainer T.J. Nolan (right)

'If you'd like to tune in on Saturday night, you will see this queer get beat, you will see him get stopped, you will see him get knocked out (and) knocked out bad.'

The unbeaten Briton had earlier shoved a hat worn by Monroe Jr's trainer, T.J. Nolan, down his trousers before telling him: 'Next time bring your mum here as well... and

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