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'Women are there for sex' - Billy Joe Saunders on women's boxing

Katie Taylor was among the first Olympic medallists in women's boxing 
Cathal McGuigan

Katie Taylor has hit back at English middleweight Billy Joe Saunders after comments about women being 'made for sex' in a recent interview.

In a video uploaded to Youtube, Saunders was asked about women's boxing. He responded that "women are there for sex."

"Women's there for cleaning, cooking, washing and sex. They're not to put a headguard on and get punched in the face. Although, I must say, Katie Taylor's done extremely well and she once punched Frankie Gavin up in sparring."

"All jokes aside, that's my opinions on women, but I'm just a sex maniac."

Wicklow's Katie Taylor, an Olympic Gold medallist and amateur World Champion, hit back at Saunders on Twitter.

Saunders is the current British, European and Commonwealth Middleweight champion.

He is to face Andy Lee, from Limerick, for the WBO world Middleweight title in September.

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