last victory Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez on Billy Joe Saunders It was crucial for both races. While the Mexican set out to achieve one of the records held by a few boxers, The British considered the final retirement. Although it is not a decision made, a month after his tragic injury, he confirmed that he would make the decision that was most appropriate to his health and career.
In an interview with the English mediator TalkSportSaunders revealed the details of his injury. “I went to surgery. The eye socket was broken and it was broken into three parts. I have some pictures. Now I like Terminator. They had to fill my eyes with metal. Once I got home, I just spent some time with my family and I enjoyed outside of all my boxing related activities. It was good.”
Additionally, he said:It’s a serious injury. An injury I never thought I’d get, but you never know what’s going to happen in boxing. At the end of the day I am 31 years old. If I don’t want to go back to workI want to sit, I want to relax. I can do it (…) I have already invested a lot of time in boxing and paid off my debts. Sport has been very good for me (…) So I have to sit down and see my optionsBut he did not confirm his decision.
Before announcing the end of his fruitful career in strings, Before he would like to consult with his father. Thus, his determination “will depend more or less on my father in conversation,” because “If he says ‘Leave him son. Don’t come back anymore, that’s probably what I’ll doفعل“.
In a duel where the WBO belt was revealed (OMB)And the And managed to overturn the attacks of the Mexican from the fifth to the seventh. His strategy began to beat Canelo’s suggestion, who turned toward close attacks. Of course, he and some critics thought Saunders might seal Canelo’s second defeat of his career.
“When I was in the ring with him I thought, is this it? I was expecting more,” he admitted. So he saidI’ve heard a lot of people say ‘You were doing so well, we had one upstairs for youWe got you on your level, we had one ‘or whatever’ level.
But the picture changed again when the bell signaled the start of Attack Number Eight. The two fighters returned to center and Saunders continued to move around the ring. When the clock strikes the middle of the game, Canelo received the crowd’s scream when he tied two two-minute strikes and shot himself forward.
In order to maintain control, Billy Joe threw a front fly. The Mexican evaded this and took advantage of the fact that his opponent evaded, with the path of his failed attempt, lowering his guard to communicate A strong hook with his right hand on his face. Upon receiving the effect, declare:
“I thought It was a good hit. It was a good hit.”I started to jump, but my eyes fell. I could see up to two or three all the time and it was hitting me After 30 seconds, which weren’t my legs, it was my eyes.”
For 80 seconds, until the end of the round, Saunders avoided Canelo’s attacks. in the end, Alvarez informed his corner that his opponent would not returnBecause he broke his eye. This is how it went. Even if It was his desire to continueDuring the interview, he admitted that his team made the right decision, because they always put his interest first, in this case, his health.
Finally, the Mexican earned his fourth belt in the super middleweight class. Additionally, Billy Joe Saunders admitted that “He is a world class boxer And he dealt me a global blow, so you have to give him credit and respect.”