Saunders-Monroe Live Update

The YouTube stream for the WBO Middleweight Title fight between Billy Joe Saunders and Willie Monroe Jr., promoted by Banner Promotions was scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. ET.

A tweet from the promoter saying the stream was live was even posted at that time.

However, as of 6:30 p.m. ET, the stream has not started. A thumbnail in the video player — a poster for the fight — plus the phrase “waiting for Banner Promotions Network” remained on screen.

Many viewers voiced their displeasure in the YouTube comments stream.

A later tweet continued to focus on the promotion of the main event, stating it would start at 6:30 p.m. EST. Some viewers even speculated maybe the undercard fights weren’t meant to be streamed. But it still left many wondering why the stream on YouTube was promoted to start an hour earlier.

It turned out that there were two YouTube streams — one from the Banner Promotions Network, and the other from Banner Promotions Video. The Banner Promotions Video stream worked.

Here are shots of both streams as of approximately 6:50 p.m. ET:

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