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Billy Joe Saunders Boxing Licence Suspended Over ‘Hitting Women’ Video




Rising boxing star Billy Joe Saunders was ready to fight Canelo Alvarez in May 2020. 

The 30-year-old World Boxing Organisation super middleweight champion uploaded a video suggesting that men are to hit women.

In a video uploaded over the weekend, Saunders said, “I just wanted to make a little video for all you dads, husbands, if you’ve got girlfriends etcetera, obviously this COVID-19 is getting very serious and we are isolated away in tight spaces. If your old woman is giving you a little bit of mouth and you try to be patient, you try to be calm, cool, but after the 7th or 6th day you’re just about to explode.”

According to the British Boxing Board of Control, “having considered comments made by Billy Joe Saunders on social media have suspended his boxer’s licence pending a hearing under the Board’s misconduct regulation, at a time and venue to be confirmed as soon as possible.”

Claressa Shields responded to the situation by uploading a video of her own to support women in abusive relationships, saying, “Video for all the women in abusive relationships! This is a tutorial on what to do when your boyfriend, husband or any man tries to put his hands on you!”

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