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Billy Joe Saunders: 'Women are for cooking, cleaning and sex...They shouldn't box'

Andy Lee’s upcoming opponent has made some outrageous comments about Katie Taylor and women’s boxing.

Undefeated Englishman Billy Joe Saunders.
Undefeated Englishman Billy Joe Saunders.
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KATIE TAYLOR HAS tweeted that she feels ‘sorry’ for Billy Joe Saunders’ wife and daughter after a video emerged yesterday in which the British boxer claimed that women shouldn’t box, adding that he believed women “are there for sex”.

Saunders is due to fight Limerick’s Andy Lee for the WBO middleweight world title at Thomond Park in September and has done little to endear himself to the Irish fans after revealing his opinions on women’s boxing and their role in our society.

“I think women are there for sex. Every night. Hard sex. Women’s there for cleaning, cooking, washing and sex. They’re not to put a head-guard on and get punched in the face. Although, I must say, Katie Taylor’s done extremely well and she once punched Frankie Gavin up in sparring.
 ”All jokes aside, that’s my opinion on women, but I’m just… eh… a sex maniac.”

Saunders was asked his views on women’s boxing after Lee had said earlier this week that he hoped Katie Taylor would fight on the undercard of Lee v Saunders when the pair meet at Thomond Park in September. His response clearly surprised the interviewer, who was quick to remind Saunders of the question he was asked. Saunders replied that he had “answered it in a nice way” and had explained “what they’re there for”.

Katie Taylor has since responded to the comments on her Twitter:

While Saunders made no apologies for his views, he did say that he had “full respect” for Taylor and fellow Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams.

“I’m not taking nothing away from them. I’m giving them full respect. They’ve done things I haven’t done, they’ve won Olympic golds and stuff like that.”

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Saunders’ promoter Frank Warren didn’t seem to have any problems with his fighter’s comments, writing on his account that it was another “priceless” interview.

You can watch the full interview below or skip to the three minute mark to hear his thoughts on women’s boxing.

 

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