Eddie Hearn has confirmed Billy Joe Saunders can be out ‘for an extended, very long time’ with an eye fixed harm picked up his defeat to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on Saturday evening.
The Brit relinquished his WBO super-middleweight title in Dallas in entrance of 73,000 raucous followers on the AT&T Stadium after taking a collection of brutal uppercuts.
Saunders exploded out of the blocks with a ton of vitality, however did not land a scoring shot.
After Saunders’ early burst, Alvarez took management of the ring to lure the Englishman within the nook and sneak in a number of pictures to the physique.
Alvarez maintained the benefit all through the early rounds, however was unable to ship a killer blow. The momentum briefly switched within the fifth spherical when Saunders surprised the Mexican with a robust left hook.
Nonetheless, Alvarez rapidly regained his composure, outworking his opponent till he landed a flurry of head punches within the eighth spherical which opened up a minimize beneath Saunders’s proper eye.
The Briton’s nook in the end referred to as an finish to the bout whereas treating the attention in-between the eighth and ninth rounds.
Talking to iFL TV after the combat, Matchroom Boxing head honcho Eddie Hearn stated Saunders’ coach Mark Tibbs made the proper name in stopping the combat.
“You can see as quickly as he [Canelo] hit him [Saunders] that he’d finished his eye socket.
“I feel as a result of he couldn’t see, the subsequent spherical was going to be a foul state of affairs. I feel he would have gotten badly damage in that spherical.”
“He’s gone to hospital and I consider he’ll have that operated on instantly,” he added. “So he’s going to be out for an extended, very long time.
“However he’s a world class fighter who misplaced to the pound-for-pound primary. He’s a two-weight world champion.
“If he desires to hold on there’s some huge fights on the market for him. He could really feel he has received to a stage the place he’s been there, he’s finished it, he’s seen all of it. We’ll again him 100 per cent.”
Hearn later revealed Saunders stayed in hospital in a single day and had suffered ‘a number of fractures to his orbital space’.