Billy joe saunders, former 168-pound world champion, said he does not know if he will box again, but a rematch with Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez it would motivate him to return to training.
“I’m not worried if I box again,” he said in an interview with iFL TV. “I have invested my money well, I have to train for six or seven months, I need to get out of my comfort zone. There are certain fights that would do that. Obviously a rematch with Canelo it would motivate me ”.
Canelo and Saunders they faced each other on May 8 of this year for the belts of the WBO, WBA and CMB of the super median division.
The Mexican dominated the contest and in the eighth round he landed a right uppercut that caused a fracture to his right cheekbone, so his return to the sport is taken very calmly.
“They have to give me the right fights to get me back in boxing, because I’m no longer interested in becoming a three-time world champion,” added the Briton. “My dad doesn’t want me to fight again. He says, ‘You’ve accomplished good things, already. You’ve already achieved everything you wanted. ‘ I don’t mind fighting again, but it would have to be for a lot of money. “
“The best won”
About what happened that night, Billy joe recognized Saul for the work he did in the ring to win all three championships, after everything he said during fight week.
“I was beaten by someone better that night,” he confessed. “People can say, ‘You were up, you were at their level’, but the main thing is to win and Canelo won. He’s a great boxer, my hat is off. That night, the best man won.
Saunders, 32, made two successful defenses of the belt of the OMB, after in May 2019 he defeated by unanimous decision Shefat Isufi.
For its part, Canelo Alvarez will unify all four 168-pound championships on November 5 against Caleb Plant, who is the monarch of the FIB.