Billy Joe Saunders is known to have collected $8million from his defeat to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
The pound-for-pound king stopped his British opponent – the primary defeat of the his profession – by breaking his orbital bone in the course of the eighth spherical, stopping him from popping out for the ninth.
Coming into the battle Saunders was a two-weight world champion with a 30-Zero document.
As such, he was all the time going to command a hefty purse for his career-defining activity.
In keeping with Mike Coppinger he earned $8million (£5.66million) for the battle.
This could imply he’s set for all times, which is optimistic information contemplating the truth that some are speculating he might now by no means return to the ring.
The battle started positively for Canelo who was the extra energetic of the pair early on.
He confused Saunders with feints earlier than hammering residence telling physique photographs.
Nevertheless, the Brit then seized momentum and gave the impression to be beginning to win rounds himself.
His output elevated and he was having an increasing number of success up till the eighth and last spherical.
On this session, Saunders staggered again after being caught with a giant counter proper uppercut, which brought on severe eye injury, and he simply survived the spherical earlier than his nook ended the battle.
And Canelo’s coach, Eddy Reynoso, has wished him properly in his restoration from surgical procedure.
“On behalf of the whole staff that make up the Canelo staff, we want you a speedy restoration and that you just proceed on in your great champion profession. Blessings.”
That sentiment was backed up Tyson Fury, who solely informed talkSPORT he would bounce again to the highest.
“He did, he placed on a superb present and he executed his greatest,” Fury informed talkSPORT 2. “He received caught with an enormous punch and that is boxing and it occurs.
“However there isn’t any disgrace in shedding on the evening and he executed his greatest, and that’s it.
“He will probably be again stronger and he’ll win one other belt.”