BJS Contemplates Retirement.

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Stiff Jab, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Stiff Jab

    Stiff Jab Despiser of Super-Middleweights Full Member

    Jan 7, 2019
    One of those 'what could have been' careers. :(

  2. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Canelo retired him, thats crazy
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  3. rhin0z>

    rhin0z> Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    All fighters go through this after a career defining fight loss. But boxing is still a business. He is 31 , has maybe 4 years left. GET THAT MONEY ! and live happily ever after.
  4. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    Hopefully this acts as an example for others not to coast while waiting for the big payday.

    If he had challenged himself more over the last few years, he doesn't get demolished like that win or lose.
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  5. shadow111

    shadow111 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    Stevie must be torn up over all this.
  6. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 11, 2017
    When Golovkin 'lost', he was older and still had the fire to want to continue and also get another fight with Canelo to settle scores.
    So seems BJS has lost the fire regardless.
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  7. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Smart to retire after an injury like that. His confidence level would probably be low.
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  8. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    I don't think BJS ever had "the fire" in the first place - his discipline has always been suspect in between fights, and his level of comp in the last 3-4 years not good enough to prepare him for stepping up to Canelo level.
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  9. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    If hes thinking like this, then the answer is more obvious than he thinks.
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  10. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Active Member banned Full Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    Spot on.

    If he had that desire to carry on retirement wouldn't even be in the conversation.

    The fact he is even saying the word means he has already made the decision.

    He still has his mental faculties, is financially stable, has a young family, and can offer the next generation the benefit of his career.

    Retirement is the best option.

    That said, if silly money were put on the table I could see him having another fight or two.

    A rematch with Eubank jnr springs to mind.

    Though, Eubank is so deluded he will claim to be on the up and too big for the fight.
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  11. Cally

    Cally Sand...sand... nothing but sand! Full Member

    Sep 12, 2015
    He was never going to beat the best anyway, that's how it was always going to go for him once he stepped up to the top, just not good enough, not active enough!
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  12. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears this my daddy's account (RIP daddy) Full Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Meanwhile, all Golovkin doing is playing saxophone for the Viagra Boys' Boys & Girls video on the shrimp sessions 2. What are you even going to do with this information? ...Anything?
  13. JOKER

    JOKER Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    Don't really care. BJS would have looked continued looking mediocre and continued fighting bums even if he had lost to Clenelo without injury.
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  14. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Saunders was awesome, as the Americans would say, in his bout with Saul Alvarez. He was clearly winning by a couple of rounds on the cards of anybody who's not indoctrinated in the Alvarez cult.

    Such a phenomenal talent and great guy. There's more to life than boxing for Saunders!
  15. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Active Member banned Full Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    I'm not "indoctrinated in the Alvarez cult" and I don't think he was "awesome" at all.

    Are you sure you weren't watching a different fight and have gotten confused?
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