Katie Taylor tweets in response to English boxer's opinion that 'women are there for sex'
The Olympic boxer says she is sorry for the wife of Andy Lee's opponent after he claimed to be a "sex maniac"
Olympic hero Katie Taylor has responded to Billy Joe Saunders' claims that women should not box, adding that women "are there for sex."
English boxer Saunders will face Andy Lee in the WBO middleweight world title meeting at Thomond Park in September, but his views on women in sport, and women in society has drawn a sharp response since the video was uploaded yesterday on YouTube.
"I think women are there for sex...." he said.
"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... ah... a sex maniac."
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While the fighter insisted he was giving Taylor "full respect" and hailed her Olympic gold medal, the Wicklow native took to Twitter this evening to offer her pity for Saunders' wife.
I feel sorry for his wife and daughter if that's his only view of women. https://t.co/YXSKHTVX22— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) July 23, 2015
"I feel sorry for his wife and daughter if that's his only view of women," she posted on her account.
Saunders will be the fourth successive unbeaten opponent Lee has faced when the pair clash on September 19.