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British boxer has license suspended over video comments

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CARDIFF, Wales (AP) British boxer Billy Joe Saunders had his boxing license suspended Monday after publishing a social media video in which he appeared to condone domestic violence amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The WBO super-middleweight champion filmed himself working out and offered men advice on how to hit their female partners during the lockdown.

The British Boxing Board of Control said it has investigated Saunders' comments and decided to suspend his license under the regulations for misconduct. The body says a hearing will take place "at a time and venue to be confirmed as soon as possible."

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