Eddie Hearn Sheds Light on Billy Joe Saunders’ Injury

Published 03/13/2021, 9:00 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Billy Joe Saunders (red/white/blue shorts) and Marceleo Coceres (not pictured) exchange punches during their WBO World Super-Middleweight Championship fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Saunders won after the fight was stopped in the 11th round. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Matchroom headman Eddie Hearn has contributed to the recent confusions regarding Billy Joe Saunder’s health, and it seems like there’s nothing to worry about the WBO champion. A few days ago, Saunders took to social media and hinted at facing some medical complexities.

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In interaction with iFL TV, he also admitted to contracting the flu and clarified taking a 10-day gap from his ongoing training camp.

Meanwhile, he also turned to social media to reveal his degrading health. But it didn’t prove to be credible as fans mocked him for making excuses.

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While Saunders is scheduled to meet P4P king Canelo Alvarez in a 168 lbs title unification showdown, many believe him to excuse the fight by making fake medical concerns.

Meanwhile, Eddie Hearn’s response seems to have strengthened the belief. The promoter took social media and claimed that he is receiving media calls, enquiring whether the WBO champion has actually torn his scrotum.

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Although it raises a lot of eyebrows, Saunders vs Alvarez is confirmed. As per the official declaration, the 168 pounders will collide on May 8th with WBC, WBA, WBO, and Ring super-middleweight titles on the line. Thus, there’s no running away from this stage. Here’s a preview of the nearing super middleweight thriller.

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Following over a year-long hiatus from the ring, Canelo Alvarez returned to action and beat Callum Smith for the WBC, WBA, and The Ring 168 lbs titles in December.

He defended the belts again in February in a lopsided KO win against Avni Yildirim. That’s when the door to a title unification opened up. And Saunders bagged the chance to fight Alvarez.

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Meanwhile, Saunders also ended his year-long hiatus from action by beating Martin Murray via decision. So he is also back with activity and with full training camp, the undefeated Briton can land an upset against Alvarez.

But it won’t be an undemanding task. And Saunders will have to push the limits. That said, it will be an intriguing fight for fans all over the world.

Do you think Billy Joe Saunders can vanquish Canelo Alvarez?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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