WBO Middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders isn’t the one to shy away from speaking his mind and often times he has taken trash talking to another level and enjoyed support from the British public. However, his recent antics have got him into legal troubles and being heavily criticized by fans on Social Media.
Saunders, 29, is seen in his Rolls-Royce as a woman leans over the passenger window.
He then says: “Before I give you this crack, right, if anything happens to you-you’re not going to say, ‘oh police, police’.”
She responds: “I swear on my grandad’s grave.”
Billy Joe Saunders man.
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Later in the conversation, Saunders is heard saying in the footage obtained by Mail Online: “If I was to give you £250, would you t*** him off at the side there?”
The woman replies: “If you give it to me first, yeah. That’s how it works.”
The woman agrees, on the condition that he supplies her with the drugs first. But the boxer instead turns the conversation to a man walking along the street towards the car.
“I know him, he’s a p—-, he’s a pedophile, punch him in the face and I’m going to give you £150-worth,” Saunders tells the woman. The woman slaps the passer-by, saying: “I’ve heard you’re a pedophile, mate.”
Saunders informs the woman that the man is, in fact, not a sex offender and while she is apologizing, Saunders drives away laughing.
The British Boxing Board of Control will stage a hearing next week to investigate the incident, for which Saunders has apologized on social media.
Saunders, 29, who is due to defend his World Boxing Organisation middleweight crown against Demetrius Andrade in Boston on Oct 20, was filmed from inside the car by a passenger in the back seat.