Briton Billy Joe Saunders (30-1, 14 KOs) was the WBO champion in the middle and second middle divisions, but in the summer of 2021 he lost in unification to the Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) – he could not continue the fight due to for the injury.
Saunders has not entered the ring since. The Briton underwent surgery, talked about ending his career. He does not hide that he is ready to resume performances only for the sake of really big and money fights.
In November, the fighter’s trainer Ben Davison said that the ex-champion had begun training and was gradually getting into shape – the Briton had gained a lot of weight.
And the other day, boxer promoter Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing) and announced a comeback and a “big” fight. According to him, Saunders is going to have a rematch with compatriot Chris Eubank Jr. (32-2, 23 KOs), whom he defeated back in 2014 by a split decision in the battle for the British champion title.
Saunders’ plans may be spoiled by the ex-world champion Briton Liam Smith – tonight in Manchester (England) he will try to upset Eubank. The promoter suddenly compared this fight to Haye and Bellew. And David himself named the favorite. He also “doubts” that Chris is gay.