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Saunders to Call It Quits in Two Years

On 14 April, Billy Joe Saunders makes a fourth defence of his WBO world middleweight belt, against a fellow Briton in the shape of Martin Murray.

Although it has the makings of a competitive fight, it’s probably fair to say that Saunders has more illustrious fighters in his sights, with the Hatfield fighter looking to unify the division by taking on the winner of the Genady Golovkin v Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez re-match.

But, if Saunders is to fulfil his dreams then time could be running out.

The 28-year-old who has won all his 26 fights, is looking to the future and retirement.

Talking to the media about the subject, Saunders has remarked,
'When I'm 32 will I live like I am now? My personal opinion is no.

'I want to do it while I have my youth.

'I have two years to do what I want to do. I don't think I've peaked but who wants to be getting punched for the next 10 years?

'I always said I want to be done at 30 or 31. You have a lot of people now who stay in a year or six months too long. That can have a big impact on your life and family.'

Which, in our opinion, makes sense. But will the fighter who now views his sport as a job, since joining the Ingle stable, rather than a chore, get the chance to write his name down in the history books as a great of the game and by becoming an undisputed champion?

The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 26 2018

Time: 3:59PM


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