If you hadn’t heard of Billy Joe Saunders’ license suspension…here we introduce the petition created to lift it!
Founded on change.org, a petition has been set up to attempt to have Saunders’ boxing license suspension lifted by Traveller Boxing TBTV. Directing the petition towards Matchroom Boxing, MTK Global, and BBBofC, it has brought in over 1,200 signatures in the last four days.
The description of the petition states that Saunders ‘wrongfully got his boxing license suspended by the BBBofC for a video he put out on social media’.
Additionally, it elaborates on the situation to highlight that it was meant by Saunders as a joke that was ‘bad taste on his part’. It attempts to appeal to viewers of the petition by describing Saunders as having ‘a heart of gold’ and his charitable acts being hidden from public sight while his negativities are publicized.
Saunders’ video has brought a vast amount of negative attention upon him from both boxing fans and even boxers themselves – with Claressa Shields responding to his video with her own titled “Video for all the women in abusive relationships! This a tutorial on what to do when your boyfriend, husband or any man tries to put his hands on you! #DefenseMechanism ! Thank me later”
Comments on the petition feature Saunders’ old-time friend highlighting the good he has done and the humor behind Saunders as a ‘wind up merchant’. Even professional heavyweight boxer Tom Little tweeted a plea to Matchroom Boxing stating, “Get Billy Joe Saunders license back” with a link to the petition.
Whether this petition will hold enough support and weight to urge the BBBofC to lift the suspension – probably not, but…only time will tell.