New footage shows how clash between Billy Joe Saunders and Deontay Wilder started 3 years ago

New footage shows how clash between Billy Joe Saunders and Deontay Wilder started

We now know the reason for Billy Joe Saunders' clash with Deontay Wilder in a Belfast Nando's.

Footage emerged late on Friday night of Saunders being chased out of the restaurant by a member of Wilder's entourage, with reports that the Brit threw chicken at 'The Bronze Bomber'.


A clip leading up to the chase scene has since come out and shows why tensions heated up.

Saunders can be seen walking up to Wilder's table and the mood was initially amiable but that changed after the American reminded Saunders of what he'd said about him earlier this year.


After Wilder hit out at Anthony Joshua's relationship with his promoter by saying that "Eddie Hearn is just another white man milking a black man," Saunders accused the WBC heavyweight champion of being racist.

"He is a racist cunt I think, I personally think he is," Saunders told IFL TV.

"Questions about promoters using fighters, he's got a bit of a chip on his shoulder.


"When I read them, I thought you can't be saying that. I've got mates from all different nationalities and you can't come out and say that. It's unprofessional."

The below footage, from ThaBoxingVoice, shows Wilder confronting Saunders for those comments and it all kicks off.

While the camera doesn't catch everything, you can hear glass shattering before staff claim that a chair was thrown.


Wilder is in Belfast to be ringside for Tyson Fury's Windsor Park clash with Francesco Pianeta, with a world title fight with the undefeated Brit expected to take place before 2018 is out.

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