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Boxer, Billy Joe Saunders Suspended after His Disturbing Video on How to Knockout a Woman Surfaces

With cases of domestic violence and genocide rising globally, and global efforts to create awareness on domestic violence issues growing, it is terrifying to see a video where a well-recognized and celebrated boxer boldly teaches his male followers how to beat up and knock out their female partners as a means to reduce stress and tension in households amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

British boxing champion, Billy Joe Saunders unwittingly exposed his violent and abusive tendencies in this disturbing video he uploaded on social media, where he gave instructions to men on how to knock out their partners by punching them repeatedly in the head.

In the video, he says “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.”

He continued “If your old woman is giving you mouth and you try to be patient, you try to be calm, cool, but after the sixth day you're just about to explode, this is what you do…". Saunders then proceeded to show his male viewers how to punch their female partners in the head, as he threw a right-hand at the punching bag, followed by a left-hand punch.

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After the video went viral, Saunders was indefinitely suspended on Monday by the British Boxing Board of Control. “Having considered comments made by Billy Joe Saunders on social media, we have suspended his boxer’s license pending a hearing under the Board’s misconduct regulation, at a time and venue to be confirmed as soon as possible,” a representative from the board said.

Saunders had since apologized for the video, saying he “would never condone domestic violence.” “I have a daughter and if a man laid a finger on her it would not end well” he added. His account has been down since the apology, according to Sky News. But it didn’t do anything to alleviate the British Boxing Board of Control’s decision to suspend him.

The UN Women estimates that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

With statistics like these, acts of insensitivity and indiscipline around the issue of domestic violence must not be treated likely. Suspensions should be followed by expulsion and not a reinstatement into the board. This will help send clearer and stronger signals to the perpetrators of domestic violence that their cowardly acts are truly apprehensible and punishable.

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Source: Fox News


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