Billy Joe Saunders said he is considering retiring after last month’s loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
The 31-year-old British boxer suffered a fractured right orbital bone during the super middleweight unification fight on May 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“He’s a world-class fighter and he caught me with a world-class shot, so you have to give the man that credit and respect,” Saunders told talkSPORT.com in an interview published Thursday.
Saunders’ corner ended the fierce fight after the eighth round and lost for the first time in his career, falling to 30-1 with 14 knockouts.
“I went into surgery. His eye socket was broken. It was broken in three places, ”he said. “I have some dishes. Now I’m like the Terminator, they’ve got me full of metal. “
Saunders said he is not sure if he will fight again when his injuries heal, and said it would have to be “the right fight.”
“At the end of the day, I am 31 years old. If I don’t want to go back to work, I want to sit down, I want to relax, I can do it, ”he said. And so it should be. I have spent a lot of time boxing and have paid my dues. Sport has been very, very good for me …
“I am 31 years old, I have not received any punishment. I haven’t been hit from pole to pole, brain dead and I can’t put together a sentence so I need to sit down and look at my options. “
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