Billy joe saunders, former world champion of 168 pounds, announced that he will only return to fight if it is for the correct payment and if it is against Chris Eubank Jr.
“Obviously the fans have been good for me, they have supported me around my career,” he confessed to talkSPORT. “I know it’s a fight for the fans really, it’s not a fight that I really want or want.”
The Briton suffered an orbital fracture in the left cheekbone in the unification of belts before Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez on May 8, which put his career at risk due to the severity of the fracture.
Billy joe He recently declared that he would carry out the second fight against Eubank Jr. if they paid you $ 5 million and now you explained why you made that decision.
“So it’s a fight that would interest me for the right money and I would do it more than anything for my fans more than anything,” he said. “I have children now and I have secured their future, but put them on the road and give them a little time instead of gloves and ring.”
According to some unofficial figures, in the contest against Canelo Alvarez he took $ 8 million, which was the largest purse he has won in his professional career.
Saunders faced Eubank Jr. in November 2014, when both British boxers were undefeated and at the beginning of their careers.
The split decision went to Billy joe by cards of 115-113 and 115-114, while the other judge saw 116-113 in favor of Chris.
Eubank Jr. will fight for the second time in 2021 against Sven Elbir next October 2, depending on what will take place in the Wembley Arena.