Billy Joe Saunders desires to make a comeback to boxing earlier than the top of the 12 months.
The previous two-weight world champion has not fought since Might 2021 when he got here up in opposition to Canelo Alvarez in a battle for the unified WBA, WBC and WBO super-middleweight world titles.
And Saunders made an excellent account of himself, as he was arguably profitable the battle, till Canelo landed a crushing punch that broke the Brit’s orbital bone and left him unable to proceed.
Two-and-a-half years later, Saunders is able to get again at it, though he’s a little bit heavier than when he final fought and so he joked whereas on the Leigh Wooden vs Josh Warrington weigh-in: “I am coming again at super-heavyweight now.”
Earlier than he continued: “I am gonna come again for my first battle at light-heavyweight, I’ve had two-and-a-half years out of the ring and I need to be truthful on my physique.
“I do not need to get straight all the way down to 12st (super-middleweight), so I am going to make 12st 7lbs (light-heavyweight) and hold match over Christmas after which take a look at the massive names after Christmas and after I’ve blown the cobwebs off.”
And when it comes to who Saunders desires to tackle subsequent 12 months, he stated: “You’ve got obtained [Chris] Eubank Jr and all these different fighters, [Demetrius] Andrade, so there’s nonetheless some huge fights on the market.”
The most important battle for Saunders is most probably a conflict with Eubank given the bitter rivalry between the pair over time.
They fought in 2014 and Saunders gained by cut up resolution, however ever since then Eubank has known as for a rematch and the 2 males have clashed on numerous events on social media.
- Billy Joe Saunders jokes about returning to the ring at super-heavyweight after two-and-a-half years out
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