Billy Joe Saunders’ trainer, Ben Davison has provided an update on the possibility of the former two-weight world champion making a ring return in the near future.
Saunders has been inactive since coming up short against pound-for-pound great Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a super-middleweight unification in May 2021 where he was forced to retire after suffering a fractured orbital bone from a looping Canelo uppercut.
The fight was waived off after eight rounds and would be the first loss of Saunders’ career.
Davison spoke to Boxing Social at Friday night’s Probellum show.
“He’s in the gym enjoying his training. He’s not in a position where he has to box but if he decides to box we’ll be there to support him.”
It’s understandable why ‘Superb’ Saunders has taken a lengthy layoff due to the nature of such an injury. It’s the same issue that Kell Brook struggled with in his losses against Gennadiy Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr.
Saunders has teased about coming back in recent months with the possibility of a rematch against Chris Eubank Jr always an option. The two are long-term rivals and first met in November 2014, with Saunders winning via a split decision and inflicting the first loss on Eubank Jr’s career.
Davison was speaking at the Probellum event in Sheffield where Sunny Edwards successfully defended his IBF world flyweight title against veteran Felix Alvarado.
Davison was there with one of his fighters Shabaz Masoud, who stopped Jack Bateson in the final round to claim the WBA inter-continental super-bantamweight title in the co-main event.