Eddie Hearn can’t “deliver” what Billy Joe Saunders wants, says he could take advantage of “other opportunities”
Via Charles Brun: Eddie Hearn Says He Can’t”deliver“What Billy Joe Saunders wants him to deliver. He said the former two-time world champion could look for others “chances” outside of Matchroom.
It’s unclear what currency Billy Joe (30-1, 14 KOs) is looking for in his next game, but wouldn’t be surprised if it was on the same ballpark as $8 million salary date he received for his final match against Canelo Alvarez in May 2021.
The only real payday for 32-year-old Saunders right now is against Chris Eubank Jr and John Ryder. However, neither of those matches brought Billy Joe close to the money he made against Canelo last year.
Assume that Saunders wants at least $5 million for his next bout, there’s no way Matchroom promoter Boxing Hearn can match that number against Eubank Jr or Ryder.
Billy Joe is said to be experiencing the same problems that other fighters have after they wheeze their beaks on millions of Canelo.
Once they’ve tasted the green, they don’t want to go back for less than they made before, even though that’s what they deserved after the loss to the Mexican superstar.
“We looked at it, talked some numbers. I don’t think we can provide what he wants us to give him,” Eddie Hearn said to Social boxing about Billy Joe Saunders.
“So we are happy for him given any opportunity. I’d love to see BJS back with us or with someone else.
“Billy always needs a day to look forward to, and he’s an amazing talent,” Hearn said of Saunders.
I don’t know of any advertiser that can give Saunders what he wants in terms of money for his battles.
The reality is that Saunders is an expert boxer with boring form and has been inactive for a long time during the last 4 years of his career.
Saunder has only fought five times since 2018 and he seems to have beaten the likes of Demetrius Andrade and Gilberto Ramirez.
The best victories of Billy Joe’s career:
- Chris Eubank Jr
- David Lemieux
- Andy Lee
- John Ryder
- Gary O’Sullivan