- Jun 8, 2013
Billy Joe Saunders has his boxing licence suspended after he released a video advising men how to hit their female partners.
Normally, I would agree. But fuck Billie Hoe Saunders, so...Wait, because he said something that hurt someone's feelings? Fuck off with this! If he didn't physically hurt or touch anyone, why!? The guy is a rotten human being, but this is retarded!
Video in question. Stupidly harmless and unfunny, but fuck me, they took it too far suspending his license over this.
I agree with you about the Board's inconsistency in the past - let's face it, I always agree with you - but the Board had no real choice here. He's now not only a world champ but also getting major mainstream headlines owing to the potential Canelo fight. So his platform and profile have shot up, and on issues such as this one the world is now (rightly) waking up to the issue of normalisation. Some coward who thinks it's okay to hit a woman (or, for that matter, to hit anyone outside of a very limited set of circumstances) might look at this video and suddenly feel that it's okay, that it's more mainstream and accepted than it should be. So I'm not sure whether on this occasion it is that the Board are being inconsistent, or perhaps rather that they have looked at this and realised that they have no choice, and perhaps this represents more of a course correction.Not trying to defend him, but this is his humour. He's not trying to incite domestic violence.
He's done worse previously.
The Board are very inconsistent.