Billy Joe Saunders Seen Training For First Time Since Loss To Canelo
Billy Joe Saunders has returned to his routine training after seemingly recovering from the injuries he sustained in his showdown against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in his last fight.
The stoppage loss was the maiden defeat of the former two-division world champion. He has been inactive since May of 2021 when the two boxing juggernauts locked horns.
Saunders was battered by the Mexican star throughout the fight. The officials had to put an end to the contest after he fractured his orbital bone.
There were talks of his possible retirement after the loss but Saunders now seem eager to come back in late 2022 or early 2023.
In an interview to Matchroom Boxing, he said he has had enough rest and now wants to return to his groove.
“I have enjoyed a bit of down time and had a nice year out. I am getting a bit bored and I have got itchy fists so decided to do a little bit of training to shift some timber to see where the road will take me. Life is okay, I went for my check-ups to my doctor and he was happy,” the former champ explained.
“The first thing is obviously your health. It is pointless boxing whatever you are boxing for whether it is millions or just a pound to come back if that’s not in check, and if I decide, which it is looking like I will, to come back then I can.”
Saunders is now training twice a day to shed some of the extra weight he has put on while he was inactive.
“It could be [ready to fight] at the end of the year or it could be early next year but we will soon find out. It all depends on what opponent is available,” he concluded.