Billy Joe Saunders Handed Misconduct Charge By The BBBoC

By Terence Dooley

Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) has been called before the BBBoC after a video was released in which he taunts an alleged drug addict and persuades her to punch a passer-by in the face.  The WBO middleweight titlist travels to Boston next month to defend his belt against Demetrius Andrade at the TD Garden, but must first explain his conduct to the Board’s Stewards next week.

‘The British Boxing Board of Control are aware of a video featuring WBO Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders and have called Mr. Saunders to appear before the Stewards of the Board on a misconduct charge next week,’ wrote the Board when confirming the charge. 

Saunders was filmed offering the woman “£150 of crack” if she performed a sex act on one of his friends before telling her that a nearby man was a paedophile and deserved a punch.  The 29-year-old had pulled up to the woman in his Rolls Royce in the Nottinghamshire region of the UK before making the offer.

 billy-joe-saunders (2)_3

The woman in question acted on his demand that she hit the passer-by before apologising to the man when Saunders revealed it had all been a joke.  Saunders took to Twitter today to apologise for his conduct, writing: ‘Apologise to everybody who's took offence.  Totally in the wrong, can't do anything but be sorry.  'Banter when wrong'.  Apologies once again.’

The local police force are now looking into the matter, telling the Daily Mail that: “Officers will be looking to identify and speak to all of those who feature in this sickening video.  A full investigation will be carried out into the number of offences that have been captured on film, including the offer to supply Class A drugs, aiding and abetting an assault, assault and public order offences. 

“Incidents of this nature will not be tolerated in Nottinghamshire, and we would urge anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any further information about those responsible to come forward.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police, quoting incident 887 of 17 September.”

Saunders won his title courtesy of a decision win over Andy Lee in December 2015 and has since defended it against Artur Akavov, Willie Monroe Jr. and David Lemieux, all decision wins; he also hit the headlines last month after engaging in a food fight with members of Deontay Wilder’s team in a chicken shop in Belfast but was not brought before the Board for that incident.

This time, though, he will have to explain the contents of the video to the BBBoC and could be hit with a fine, although those who are calling for him to be banned will be left disappointed at the Board are highly unlikely to go down this route and there is not a historical precedent for it.

Please send news and views to @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by S.jenkz on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Mindgames;19123139]Southwark,London.Im between Peckam and Bermondsey. It was always abit rough, but its completely out of hand now.[/QUOTE] ahhh that explains it, peckhams ****ed. I live in croydon which is on the way up

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-20-2018

I think he will get spanked the bboc are waaaay tough

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Mindgames;19123152]Theres plenty of Saunders clones around here mate. I guess i might be getting stupid little immature twat fatigue. To be fair, Saunders can fight and is tough. I know role model isnt hes job but since hes done so…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Mindgames;19123135]Im not saying i hold you personally responsible for anything he does, and you can root for him if you want. I just see him and feel an intense dislike im not gonna lie.I dont like seeing someone humiliate weaker…

Comment by Mindgames on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19122885]with all that going on, who gives a fcuk about Saunders playing the fool?[/QUOTE] Theres plenty of Saunders clones around here mate. I guess i might be getting stupid little immature twat fatigue. To be fair, Saunders can fight and…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (98)
Top Headlines Canelo-Fielding Contracts: Rehydration Clause, 2nd-Day Weigh-In Video: Rocky Fielding Discusses Showdown With Canelo Video: Canelo Talks Fielding Fight at 168, MSG, DAZN, More Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Canelo/DAZN, Joshua, DAZN Future DAZN Exec: De La Hoya The Most Important Figure in PPV History Badou Jack's Ripper Nutrition is Expanding Out To Asian Market Photos: Canelo, Golden Boy Announce Major Deal With DAZN Photos: Canelo, Rocky Fielding - Go Face To Face in NYC Andrey Fedosov Now Looking For Much Bigger Fights Golden Boy Prez: We Signed With The Leader of Sports Streaming! Josh Taylor: There is No Way That Anyone Beats Me at The Hydro Hearn: Canelo/DAZN Deal Will End PPV Boxing In the United States Dorticos on Masternak: I See a Man With KO Written on His Face Dogboe vs. Navarrete Set Down For Lomachenko-Pedraza Manny Pacquiao: Adrien Broner Fight is Next, January 12 or 19 Mayweather Believes He Can Get $200M Guarantee For Khabib Scott Harrison Begins His Comeback on December 8 Canelo, Oscar De La Hoya, DAZN Discuss New Mega-Deal Jessie Vargas Hopes To Return To The Ring By March Tevin Farmer: The Gervonta Davis Fight Won't Make Or Break Me Luis Ortiz Manager on Possible Hearn Deal, Status of Return Kautondokwa Warns: Andrade is Facing a Real Executioner! Sugar Ray Leonard: Joshua-Wilder is a Fight Made in Heaven Bradley Skeete Reacts To Talk of Gary Corcoran Clash Canelo's Deal With DAZN is 11 Fights, $365 Million Guarantee Iain Butcher vs. Ukashir Farooq For British Title on Nov. 30 Arum: Nobody Sees Al Haymon or Talks To Him - It's Not Normal! Dereck Chisora Inks Management Deal With David Haye Exciting Card Scheduled for the WBO Convention in Panama Farmer: I'm Still Learning on The Job Every Day, It's Just Scary Canelo: Mayweather Should Return The Right Way - Fight Me! Jason Moloney Confident of Shocking Emmanuel Rodriguez Canelo: I'm Taking a Big Risk Entering Fielding's Comfort Zone Juan Heraldez-Maynard Allison Set For Mayweather Card, 10/27 Photos: Canelo, Rocky Fielding - Size Each Other Up in NYC Marcus Browne Arrested, 3rd Domestic Incident Since December Miguel Berchelt vs. Miguel Roman - Undercard Revealed Wilder Manager To Hearn: After Fury Fight, We Can Talk Joshua DAZN To Stream Canelo-Fielding Card, Future Canelo Fights Dmitry Bivol: I Want To Unify All Four Belts Like Usyk Did

Latest Active Forum Threads