British Boxer Under Fire After Posting Video Demonstrating How to Hit Women

Ross Houston
March 31, 2020

It was so frustrating because I know Billy well.

Using a punchbag, he then describes how to "hit her on the chin" and "finish her off". He added, "That should do the trick", and ended the video with no overt indication that he was not serious.

A brief statement from the governing body said: "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".

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This is not the first time the unbeaten Saunders has attracted the attention of the BBBofC, which fined the Hertfordshire southpaw £100,000 in September 2018 following a social media video in which he encouraged a woman to perform a sex act in exchange for £150 worth of drugs.

"Sharing content like this is as unsafe as it is shocking and we should call it out for what it is: unacceptable".

The latest video, that came to notice after being circulated on Whatsapp, comes amid rising concern about an increase in domestic violence during the coronavirus lockdown. It's probably looking unlikely now, we just don't know.

Needless to say his idiotic video received a lot of online backlash and Saunders has now apologised for any offence he may have caused.


Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, Saunders' promoter, was disgusted by the video when it was brought to his attention. Noting the right-left combination Saunders had taught, Shields used a punching bag to show women how to duck and throw a punch aimed squarely at their abusers' testicles. He also promised to host self-defense workshops and seminars for survivors and current victims.

He tweeted: 'I would never condone domestic violence and if I saw a man touch a woman I would smash him to pieces myself.

"I am not intentionally causing the public any harm at all". In the video, she punches someone before Saunders drives away.

Over the weekend, people slammed Saunders over the disturbing clip, paving the way for the British boxer to apologize. "I was appalled really", Hearn said to TalkSport on Monday. He didn't mean it in the video, but you just can't do it, especially when you're in his position. It's unacceptable for [an average person] down the street to do it.


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