Billy Joe Saunders will return to the ring on September 16th and he will be defending his WBO world middleweight title against Willie Monroe Jr.
I'm told B.J. Saunders 160 title defense in September will be against Willie Monroe Jr. #boxing
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) July 6, 2017
Monroe (21-2) is on a two-fight winning streak after getting stopped by Gennady Golovkin back in 2015. The American last fought Gabriel Rosado to a unanimous decision victory.
Meanwhile, Saunders (24-0) hasn’t fought since December of last year when he retained his belt against Artur Akavov via unanimous decision.