What Next for Billy Joe Saunders?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Paul Williamson, May 9, 2021.

  1. Paul Williamson

    Paul Williamson TallPaul Full Member

    Oct 5, 2018
    Looks as if he will be out for a while after that terrible eye injury, I wonder going forward what he will do next. after all that went on in the build up with Hearn will he maybe go back with Warren?

    His first fight back would be against some mediocre opponent id imagine but what about Saunders v Eubank jr 2 at Super Middleweight?
  2. smithshaun

    smithshaun Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    His career ended last night unfortunately no way he gets back to top level with that kind if injury. People keep comparing his fracture to brooks, but it was instant you could see the seriousness straight away where as brooks started to swell slowly, this looked so much worse, according to hearn he has suffered multiple fractures.
  3. dragon666

    dragon666 Active Member Full Member

    Apr 28, 2021
    I think he should let Eubank Jr be bitter about the loss and never rematch him.

    I think John Ryder rematch at 168 would be decent for a comeback then go for Andrade if he goes to 168 then look for a Canelo rematch.

    I think realistically retirement is the best option for him. I don't think he has anything to gain by staying in boxing unless it's for money.
  4. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Retire imo. The gigs up...hes ageing...and naturally been forced up into a weight he,ll struggle at. With a style that isnt all that sellable and an eye that will probsbly give him more trouble. Made good money. Decent enough career. Probably best to call it a day.

    Only other real option is the eubank 2 fight...but reckon eubank could maybe even beat him at this point. Billy joes struggling to hold the weight at 168...i think from here on in he,ll always tire down the stretch under pressure. That eye will be a target as well.

    Probsbly billy joes only really big fight left at this point...lets be honest its not really a sellable style.
  5. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Handsome Beef Cake Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    I wondered why Canelo was punching the air cheering in the last round. He knew as soon as he landed that that he inflicted some serious damage.
    Maybe BJS has one or two easy fights in the UK and goes off into the sunset. He's earned enough to retire.
  6. Gregor1987

    Gregor1987 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    I think he’ll retire. Bad injury and he won’t need the money. I think he’ll probably balloon up in weight and do the occasional BS interview on ifl whilst hinting at comebacks which won’t materialise.
  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    He quit last night.
    And I think he'll quit for good.
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  8. Fhaggis

    Fhaggis Active Member Full Member

    Oct 12, 2016
    Doubt there will be easy fights in the UK, I assume you mean for a payday/fair well but he’s got little fans so don’t see the point, think he’s done
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  9. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

    Nov 5, 2017
    I'd guess a one-way ticket to Palookaville, with a possible Eubank rematch stop along the way (a 'big fight' in Britain, but pretty ho-hum and inconsequential outside of the UK's domestically fixated boxing milieu).

    We just saw his career defining fight. An opportunity to earn a great deal of esteem from the industry, win or lose, was thrown to the wind with little hesitation. Any big-time aspirations are firmly in the past as of this morning.
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  10. Sap1en

    Sap1en Active Member Full Member

    Dec 1, 2020
    Retirement and a long battle with his inner demons. Mentally he is broken and needs people around him to keep him safe. He will also be appearing on many "Curb your clout" type videos for years.
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  11. GTFUP

    GTFUP Active Member Full Member

    Dec 12, 2015
    Honestly think he’s made enough money to be comfortable for life so he should Jack it in. He took a deserved beating.

    BUT next he should take a really good look at himself and what he’s said and done in the past and change and become a real man.
  12. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    The speed at the eye swelled up was crazy.

    Was a great shot. Timed with perfection.
  13. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Handsome Beef Cake Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    He is done in terms of any meaningful bouts. Personally, I wouldn't want to finish my career with an L. I'd try and get Jake or Logan Paul in for a payday and batter them.
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  14. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Saunders could quit now and throw all the money he has made from boxing away and still live a more comfortable life than any of us, financially, he's set up for life with the money he's invested if he's just a remotely bit sensible....
  15. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Unexpected item in bagging area Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Retirement. Anyone know how much he got for fighting canelo? If it’s a couple of million then happy days