Billy Joe Saunders suffered a fracture to his right eye bone after losing to Canelo Álvarez last Saturday night.
UNITED STATES – The surgery performed on the British fighter was successful Billy Joe Saunders after the fracture he had in the right eye bone, on Saturday night before 73 thousand fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, against Canelo Alvarez, pending discharge to allow him to travel back to his native England.
A company spokesperson Matchroom Boxing told ESPN that the surgery was successful, and that the 31-year-old was already in recovery. So far they have not told him the day he could be getting on the plane to return home after having fallen for the first time as a professional, a fast-track defeat, against the four-time Mexican champion.
Saunders he lost the Super Middleweight Championship of the World Boxing Organization to the monarch of the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council, Canelo Alvarez, on a card that registered the highest attendance for a closed arena with 73,126 fans, surpassing by almost 10,000 the record that Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks had in 1978 with 63,352 fans at the New Orleans Superdome.
Canelo He said that at the end of the eighth round, he felt that his rival was no longer going to be able to continue thinking that he had caused greater damage to his cheekbone, which ended up being confirmed once he was taken to the hospital for supervision after the harsh punishment that he received, especially in the eighth and final round.