Billy Joe Saunders you will probably need surgery on the orbital bone of the right cheekbone, after the defeat suffered before Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez in the AT&T Stadium.
“They told me that Saunders had to stay in the hospital, “wrote the journalist Dan rafael on Twitter. “You may need surgery on the orbital bone.”
– Dan Rafael (@ DanRafael1) May 9, 2021
The Briton ended the fight with a notorious swelling in his right cheekbone that forced him to withdraw from the fight and was immediately taken to hospital.
It was in the eighth round when Canelo He landed a right uppercut straight to the cheekbone of Billy joe that put it in bad shape.
When he returned to his corner, his coach asked him if he could continue and repeatedly replied that he was no longer fit.
Eddie hearn, after the confrontation was over, he said that probably Saunders his cheekbone was broken.
“When I saw that uppercut and saw his face, I knew he had broken his cheekbone,” he commented. Eddie hearn. “His cheekbone was very swollen and he couldn’t see. Talk to Mark Tibbs and he confirmed that in fact he could not see ”.
The president of Matchroom He also pointed out that there was no possible way for him to return to play one more round with the Mexican, since the corner was worried about vision problems.
“He will go directly to the hospital, I think he will need an immediate operation,” he said. Hearn. “In the corner they talked about me fighting one more round, but I really didn’t see. He was going to be severely injured, so they finally decided to remove him. “
Despite the defeat, Eddie hearn was satisfied with the work done by Saunders and accused the judges of being somewhat cruel with the work of his compatriot.
“I think he did well, the judges were a bit tough giving him only two rounds, maybe a third would have been good,” he commented. “But he really did fight Canelo. In the ninth, everything was settled. Saúl analyzed it, took his time he punished him very hard ”.