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Ugly Video Shows Billy Joe Saunders' Father Attacked By Security In Wild Brawl, Tyson Fury Tries To Break It Up

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Ugly Video Shows Billy Joe Saunders' Father Attacked By Security In Wild Brawl, Tyson Fury Tries To Break It Up

Billy Joe Saunders' father was aggressively dealt with by security after he tried to make his way into the ring to check on his son following his crushing defeat to Canelo Alvarez.

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Mark Tibbs deemed his fighter in no position continue, waving off the fight to the concern of Billy Joe's father, Tom.

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Image: PA
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Watching on from the first row along with the rest of team - including Tyson Fury, Tom attempted to break the barrier and attend to his son.

But he was stopped from entering the ring after security pushed him over, sparking a wild brawl.

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Other members of Team Saunders raced to the incident in ugly scenes, with WBC world heavyweight champion Fury trying his best to defuse the situation without getting involved in the actual melee.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said Saunders stayed in Dallas to undergo surgery on his damaged eye.

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Speaking after the super-middleweight unification bout, the Matchroom boss explained: "You could see as soon as he [Canelo] hit him [Saunders] that he'd done his eye socket.

"I think because he couldn't see, the next round was going to be a bad situation. I think he would have got badly hurt in that round.

"He's gone to hospital and I believe he'll have that operated on immediately.

"So, he's going to be out for a long, long time."

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Hearn added: "But he's a world class fighter who lost to the pound-for-pound number one. He's a two-weight world champion.

"If he wants to carry on there's some big fights out there for him. He may feel he has got to a stage where he's been there, he's done it, he's seen it all.

"We'll back him 100 per cent."

Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Boxing, Fight News, Canelo Alvarez

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