Billy Joe Saunders Considering Retirement
Billy Joe Saunders broke his silence saying he’s contemplating retirement from boxing following his injury stoppage loss to Canelo Alvarez last month. The former world champion Saunders (30-1 14 KOs) said it is “50/50″ that he hangs up the gloves after suffering a fractured orbital bone.
Saunders’ career has spanned over 12 years with him winning two championships. Though some may brand Saunders as a quitter it wouldn’t be a surprise if he does retire considering he walked away with an eight million dollar payday against Alvarez.
“At the end of the day, I’m 31 years old, if I don’t ever wanna work again, I can do that. “Because the options I have is to weigh up – the thought of me just coming in and fighting for a world rating or something, belts don’t feed the kids.”
Saunders says his dad will play a part in his ultimate decision to retire or fight on. “I’ll have a chat with my dad because he’ll have a big say in it. “If he says, ‘Leave it son, don’t go back for more,’ then that’s probably what I’ll do.”
Saunder’s latest update has his future in doubt especially after his defiant message he issued after the defeat to Alvarez saying he would continue to box.