=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === Billy Joe Saunders says he’s contemplating retirement from boxing following his injury stoppage loss to Canelo Alvarez last month on May 8th.
People are going to say Canelo retired Saunders if he elects to give it up at this point 12-year professional career? Can Billy Joe live with people branding him a quitter?
In an interview, the former two-division world champion Saunders (30-1, 14 KOs) told Talksport that it’s “50/50 that he hangs up his gloves after suffering a fractured orbital bone.
The 31-year-old Saunders says his dad will play a part in his ultimate decision to retire or fight on.
Of course, if Saunders does choose to walk away from the sport, it’s going to reinforce the view that he’s a ‘quitter’ in the eyes of many boxing fans, who already believe he quit on his stool in the Canelo fight.
It won’t be a surprise if Saunders does retire because he got a massive $8 million payday against Canelo, and he’s not likely to get anywhere near that kind of money fighting anyone else at 168 or 160.
“My dad will have a big say. It’s 50/50,” said Billy Joe Saunders to Talksport on the possibility he retires. “Whether I think I will have one/a couple more, it’s got to be the right fights. If he says, ‘Leave it, son,’ that’s probably what I’ll do.”