What Next for Billy Joe Saunders?

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

  1. Fhaggis

    Fhaggis Active Member Full Member

    Oct 12, 2016
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  2. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

    Oct 1, 2020
    A 'farewell' fight if he can get one in the UK so he can finish on a win, and then retirement.

    To the stupid comments saying he quit- his orbital bone was fractured in four places, he could not see, his corner rightly pulled him out of the fight, preventing him from suffering irreversible damage and possibly losing his sight.
  3. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Either back to 160 or retire in my opinion, there is nothing at 168 now.

    It will also depend on how that eye heals, a triple fracture doesn't sound great.
  4. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    He was guaranteed $1.8million with add ons I read.
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  5. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013

    It sounds like it could all be over :ohno horrific injury.
  6. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

    May 31, 2015
    Hopefully never to be heard from again. Horrible person.
  7. jarama

    jarama Active Member Full Member

    May 13, 2014
    My thoughts exactly.
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  8. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Active Member Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Won't be the same after that injury. Best he retires
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  9. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

    Apr 6, 2006
  10. TooBigTooStrong

    TooBigTooStrong Member banned Full Member

    May 10, 2021
    A lot of these ppl calling for Saunders to retire are just haters that want rid of him. He proved he is more talented than any of the other Brits who faced Canelo

    He gave a good performance against the p4p number 1, won rounds and plenty had him ahead. He was undefeated before this fight, he's 31, one bad injury one loss and he should retire?! Nah

    If he can get himself back down to 160 and not lose confidence from this he's a very hard man to beat. Either at 160 it 168 he'd be likely to win another world title
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  11. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    His face got smashed to pieces.
  12. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    Exactly. Horrific injury.
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  13. lefthook82

    lefthook82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 1, 2009
    Image consultant to work on a new persona. That cocky dickhead routine cant run after he spewed it in 4k in front of 73000 and millions at home. Maybe he can become the preaching puncher or something
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  14. boxberry92

    boxberry92 Member Full Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    Outside of the Eubank rematch I really don't see many other doors open to him to warrant the kind of pay day he and MTK would demand.

    He will have a contract with Hearn and Matchroom, beyond the Canelo fight but because BJS does not sell tickets, he would either have to take a substantial pay cut or be matched as an opponent against another DAZN fighter like Andrade, Golovkin or Jacobs to justify the payday.

    I'd be shocked if BJS walks away from the Canelo fight with anything less than £5 million and a ball breaking comeback fight against one of the other DAZN top names for less money than he could make fighting Eubank on Sky PPV is not something I can see either MTK advising him or BJS himself being willing to take.

    Unless he is forced into retirement due to the injury I think he will fight again, simply for the reason he will not want to go out like that, the manner in which he lost will be impacting mentally much more than physically, irrespective of how bad the injury is.

    Mentally he will be in a worse headspace than had he been knocked out in the first round.
  15. Twentyman

    Twentyman You dog nonce! Full Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Wow, that was a really good watch. He's seriously wrecked his face. That is a different injury than Brook's and Dubois's. How he didn't go down from that is just nuts, credit where it's due. He's been called a quitter but he had the nads to finish the round despite his face being caved in and not being able to see.

    I honestly don't see the point of discussing where he goes next. That's retired him lads. No way he comes back from that.
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