WBO middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders will have a while convincing many loyal boxing fans over the years to support him again after a horrific video surfaced this week.

In this video it showed the skillful and talented boxer mock a woman who appeared to have addiction issues and then bribe her into attacking an innocent bystander.

We’ve always covered Billy’s unbelievable fighting ability over the years on here, an ability often not given the praise it deserves, but incidents like this yesterday are a step too far.

To be fair, Saunders has now apologized and at least admitted he was totally in the wrong:

The fan backlash against him since yesterday has been something of an unprecedented level against a boxer:

Saunders is set to face Demetrius Andrade next month in Boston in defense of his WBO middleweight title.