Everyone clearly remembers what happened to Antonio Margarito’s eye after he fought Manny Pacquiao in 2010. It was damaged to the point he can’t see. 11 years later, another boxer has suffered the same fate as him in the name of the former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders.
Billy Joe Saunders deteriorated end of it when he confronted Saul “Canelo” Alvarez throughout the week.
The British pugilist lost by TKO to Alvarez yet endured a one-two punch when he emerged from it with a crack to his orbital bone.
The success permitted Alvarez to add the WBO belt to his assortment of super-middleweight titles. The Mexican, as of now, holds the WBA, WBC, and The Ring lashes.
Additionally, Alvarez’s twentieth consecutive win in the boxing ring, with only one misfortune in his record.
While Alvarez is presently looking forward to sorting out his next enemy, the equivalent can’t be said for Saunders.
Saunders is required to be out for a long while as he attempts to recuperate from the injury. As per his advertiser Eddie Hearn, that may take some time.
“He’s going to be out for a long, long time,” Hearn was quoted as saying after the fight.
According to The Athletic, Saunders’s injury is similar to what Kell Brook suffered when he faced Gennady Golovkin in 2016.
Brook sustained a fractured eye socket from that defeat against “GGG” and sustained a repeat injury in 2017 to the opposite eye when he lost to Errol Spence Jr.
Saunders caught the injury in the eighth round when Alvarez landed an uppercut. It was at that point where the 31-year-old had trouble opening his eye.