Lee Vows 'Painful Lesson' For Saunders Over Sexist Jabs

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee has promised to punish undefeated Billy Joe Saunders over his recent controversial comments that he made with respect to women becoming professional boxers.

Lee, a 2004 Olympian, makes a mandatory defense against Saunders, a 2008 Olympian, at Thomond Park on September 19. Promoters expect over 30,000 fans to attend the show.

Saunders told that: “I think women are there for sex every night, hard sex,” when talk turned to Ireland’s Katie Taylor, a female boxer. Women are there for cleaning, cooking, washing and sex.  They're not there to put headgear on and get punched in the face.”

Lee said the statements where immature and foolish, and asked for women everywhere to tune in and watch a painful lesson.

“It was an immature and foolish comment that he made publicly," said Lee to Irish Boxing. “I will make sure he feels immature and foolish on fight night. I urge all the women who have been offended by him to sit back and enjoy the painful lesson I will give him on your behalf.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ham Porter on 08-01-2015

[QUOTE=londoner;15925844]Immature is the right word for such remarks, if Saunders actually made them, but if a lesson gets handed out in the ring I reckon Andy is more likely to be on the receiving end, speed and skills wise. Lee…

Comment by Publius on 08-01-2015

[QUOTE=stephenmc;15928149]If you stay unbeaten for ten years win 5 world championships in a row, a number of european championships,and gold at the olympics...then i think it pretty fair to say youl be pro with more hype than anyone.. "same applies…

Comment by Willie_pep1 on 08-01-2015

LOLL andy playin the game

Comment by stephenmc on 08-01-2015

[QUOTE=Publius;15928097]Winning the state championship in high school doesn't mean you are going to be a professional. Same applies here. Different levels of competition.[/QUOTE] If you stay unbeaten for ten years win 5 world championships in a row, a number of…

Comment by Publius on 08-01-2015

[QUOTE=stephenmc;15928082]Or maybe your saying that because you cant disagree with what i said??[/QUOTE] Winning the state championship in high school doesn't mean you are going to be a professional. Same applies here. Different levels of competition.

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