Billy Joe states if the fight with Eubank Jr does not happen he will retire
Billy Joe Saunders has stated that he is considering retirement, if and only if the rematch against Chris Eubank Jr cannot be agreed. Both fighters faced each other in November 2014, for the European, Commonwealth and British middleweight titles, in which Saunders took the decision by a split decision.
Following his loss to Canelo Alvarez in May of this year, Billy Joe Saunders has been out of action becuase of the eye injury that was sustained in that fight. But, before the fight Chris Eubank Jr made a sizeable bet of £10000 for Canelo Alvarez to win the fight by TKO or disqualification. Eubank Jr also stated that if the bet won, he would donate £10000 to charity. The bet did win and he donated the money to Rockinghorse Children's Charity.
The bet has been placed! Billy Schmoe Saunders to get cleaned out by Canelo Alvarez this Saturday. Oh... & the 10k I stand to win will all go to charity ???????? pic.twitter.com/QjEYKbB6Mz— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) May 4, 2021
I’m a man of my word. pic.twitter.com/YJG8mydcFs— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) May 17, 2021
Billy Joe Saunders uploaded onto his instagram story, "£5million I'll come back and spank you once again." And tagged Eubank Jr into his story. This post has started a war of words once again between the two, and with the first contest decision close, sets up another major fight for both British fighters. Eubank Jr, believes that as the active fighter he should be considered the "A side".
This rivalry has got started once again, and a blockbuster fight looks like it could be made. Only if the money is right for both fighters.
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