Nut shot: Claressa Shields responds to Saunders by showing how to stop attacker

Claressa Shields has hit back at Billy Joe Saunders’ recent video showing men how to beat their girlfriends with her own self-defence tutorial.

The three-weight world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist shared the advice with her followers on social media after coming across Saunders’ video.

Shields, 25, used a punching bag to make her point and showed women how to stop an abuser.

‘This is a tutorial for all the women in abusive relationships,’ she said.

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‘I saw a video earlier about what to do to your wife or girlfriend if she’s getting on your nerves but I have a defence mechanism.

‘You see this bag here, we may not be as strong as men but we are smarter.

‘What I want you girls to do, is when a guy throws here with the right hand and tries to come in with a hook to put your lights out, what I want you ladies to do, you duck and when you duck you hit them right there.

‘So when he throws that right hand, you duck then, boom, right there, and that should make him hit the ground and you can get away from him.’

Saunders responded to Shields tutorial on Twitter, applauding the American’s advice.

The British Boxing Board of Control announced Saunders’ boxing licence had been suspended pending a hearing.

The British heavyweight and WBO world champion faces a massive fine and possible suspension having fallen foul of the Board’s disciplinary rules before in his pro career.

Saunders was fined £100,000 in 2018 after a video emerged of him offering a women £150 worth of drugs to perform a sex act.

Eddie Hearn, who promotes Saunders, slammed his fighter’s comments and the middleweight has since apologised for the video.

Saunders released a longer statement on Monday after the Board’s announced his suspension.

‘I would like to address the issue at hand. Let me first start by apologising. There is no excuse for my actions,’ he wrote.

‘It was a very, very bad, out of taste joke. I am a God fearing man and I do not condone domestic violence under any circumstances.

‘When I created this video in poor taste, I never considered how people might interpret it and instead was trying to make light of the very stressful situation we have all found ourselves in and the heightened emotions of families being confined to each other’s company.

‘I can only take actions to help people, and will be making a donation from my next fight purse to a British domestic violence charity to help victims and prevent further victims of domestic abuse.

‘I will also host some self defence workshops and seminars for survivors and current or potential sufferers of domestic violence.

‘Unfortunately I can’t take the video back, but I can do my bit to help people who suffer or have suffered and become part of the public voice to prevent domestic violence and change future generations’ attitude and that’s what I’m committed to doing.’

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