Billy Joe Saunders is never too far away from controversy.
The reigning WBO middleweight champion has been praised in recent weeks for his improved dedication and impressive body transformation but Saunders badly needs to change his behaviour when it comes to what he says on social media.
The undefeated Brit finds himself in hot water for the below tweet which can be described as nothing other than disgusting.
The tweet has since been deleted but it will still result in a British Boxing Board of Control discussion about a potential punishment for the fighter who will defend his title against David Lemieux in a little over two weeks’ time.
Robert Smith, BBBofC general secretary, told the Daily Mail: “As in his previous case, this will have to go before one of our meetings. I have already spoken to Billy Joe’s manager and promoter and asked them to talk to him about the dangers of social media.”
Saunders has come in for criticism in the past for what he’s posted on Twitter and not even his promoter, Frank Warren, was able to defend him on this occasion.
After referencing the racist message from Anthony Joshua’s Instagram account which has made recent headlines, Warren claimed he had scolded Saunders for the post.
“I hope similar action is being taken against Anthony Joshua for tweeting about black supremacy,” Warren said.
Week in twitter prison 😳😳😳😳😳😲
— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) November 27, 2017
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