Billy Joe Saunders says he is considering retirement after the defeat to Canelo Alvarez
and his horror eye injury. Saunders , was rushed to hospital for surgery to treat the four
fractures in his eye socket and cheekbones.
The Brit was beaten in eight rounds by Mexican superstar Canelo, with an uppercut
causing the fight to be waved off before the ninth.
In an interview, the former two-division world champion Billy Joe Saunders (30-1, 14
KOs) told Talksport that it’s “50/50 that he hangs up his gloves after suffering a
fractured orbital bone. The 31-year-old Saunders says his dad will play a part in
his ultimate decision to retire or fight on.
Of course, if Saunders does choose to walk away from the sport, it’s going to reinforce
the view that he’s a ‘quitter’ in the eyes of many boxing fans, who already believe he
quit on his stool in the Canelo fight.
It won’t be a surprise if Saunders does retire because he got a massive $8 million payday
against Canelo, and he’s not likely to get anywhere near that kind of money fighting
anyone else at 168 or 160