Saunders & Khurtsidze come face to face

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WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders’ surprised his opponent Avtandil Khurtsidze at the press conference to announce their July 8th fight.

The event got off to a heated start when Saunders and Khurtsidze’s trainer Andre Rozier got into a heated war of words.

Rozier was quick to stand up for his fighter from Georgia, shouting “he doesn’t understand what you’re saying, don’t disrespect him … you’re a real a******e.”

It was easy to forget who was actually scheduled to fight as the verbal fisticuffs between Saunders and Rozier carried on to the mild amusement of the assembled press pack.

Yet when it came time for the two fighters to meet face to face the mood softened significantly.

With his opponent refusing to raise his fist, it seems that Saunders’ heart softened.

All the bad blood faded and the pair hugged it out.

How refreshing, eh?

That said, let’s hope Billy Joe doesn’t carry on grappling come fight night!

Are you picking Bigmouth Billy to win? Or is he cruising for a Georgia bruising?

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