Boxer Billy Joe Saunders apologises following 'domestic violence advice' video

Hertfordshire boxer Billy Joe Saunders has apologised after a video emerged of him appearing to give advice to men on how to hit their female partners if they get into an argument during the coronavirus lockdown.

The footage showed Saunders, who's from Welwyn Garden City, working out on a punch bag in a barn while providing tips for how men could react if “your old woman is giving you mouth”.

He then went on to describe how to "hit her on the chin" and "finish her off" if tempers flared.

Following the release of the video, the 30-year-old received a fierce backlash on social media.

ITV's Piers Morgan was among those to condemn the footage, calling it "absolutely horrific."

Saunders has since issued an apology on Twitter, in which he said he would "never condone domestic violence".

He also apolgised to any women who were offended.

Saunders was closing in on a deal to fight Mexico's Saul 'Canelo' Álvarez in May, but that contest has been postponed due to the pandemic.