Billy Joe Saunders gives Shefat Isufi small slap following weigh-in face-off

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Billy Joe Saunders made sure he had the final say at the official weigh-in ahead of his fight against Shefat Isufi for the vacant WBO super-middleweight title.

The two will meet in the ring in Stevenage on Saturday and it goes without saying the events that took place during their face-off have spiced the affair up a great deal.

The bout will see Saunders step up into the 168lbs division for the first time in his career and he's looking in fine condition, weighing in at exactly the weight limit of 12st, whilst his opponent Isufi came in a little lighter at 11st 13lbs 6oz.

It was their face-to-face showdown that stole the headlines, though.

You could cut the tension with a knife as the two fighters went back and forth as they locked heads whilst maintaining eye contact before Saunders handed Isufi a little slap as a parting gift, as both were pulled away by their respective teams.

The pressure is certainly on for Saunders going into this one and the 29-year-old will know anything other than a win won't be good enough if he wants to challenge one of boxing's leading super-middleweight or middleweight champions in the future.

Saunders has labelled the upcoming bout as the "most important" of his career as the revitalisation of his journey continues following a nightmare 2018.

He not only gave up his world title after an adverse doping test, but was also fined £100,000 for a controversial social media post in a string of events which made him feel "robbed."

He's certainly feeling confident ahead of facing the German Isufi, though, and goes into the fight with a perfect 27/0/0 record, in comparison to his opponent's 27/3/2 record.

It's going to be interesting to see if he can back-up his reputation as heavy favourite on fight night, that's for sure.

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