Billy Joe Saunders DENIES he quit against Canelo Alvarez and claims he fought for minute with broken eye socket
BILLY JOE SAUNDERS has quashed rumours he quit against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez all by their world title battle in May.
The 32-year-old’s staff threw the towel in all by the eighth spherical after the Mexican icon, 31, inflicted numerous eye fractures on the Brit.
Speaking to iFL TV, Saunders admitted: “If I wished to go down on one knee with a broken eye socket, it’d’ve merely been completed.
“I went over a minute and still carried on… Anybody who knows me personally knows that’s not in me, ever.”
Saunders suffered his grotesque damage after Canelo produced a brutal uppercut contained in the eighth spherical, ending his unbeaten file.
The defeated champ acquired proper right here below fireplace afterwards for slamming Daniel Dubois the earlier December for struggling the an identical damage.
Saunders and Canelo have been stopping for the unified super-middleweight world title and the latter was the favorite ahead of the bout.
The Brit’s latest recommendations come after rival Chris Eubank Jr claimed Saunders quit against Canelo – irrespective of struggling a important damage.
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Eubank Jr is eyeing up a rematch with Saunders however the ex-champ shouldn’t be going to be overly eager on boxing as quickly as further after making numerous investments.
Saunders added: “I’m not going anxious if I topic as quickly as further. If I don’t topic as quickly as further, it doesn’t fear me. I’ve invested my cash accurately.
“I’ve to go away to instructing for six or seven months. I’ve to take myself out of my consolation zone.
“There are constructive fights which may get you up to do this. Obviously, a Canelo rematch would get me up to do this.
“They would have to be the right fights to get me back in boxing because I’m not interested in being a three-time world champion anymore.”