Billy Joe Saunders is yet to announce a comeback to boxing. However, the former world champion remains a fighter.
According to two witnesses who shared videos on social media platforms, the two-weight WBO ruler brawled at Cambridge Fair on June 26th.
Billy Joe Saunders brawling
Although those claims are unsubstantiated, two separate people shared clips. They stated they were present and filmed the event.
In the two clips, however, it’s hard to see if Saunders was there or even involved.
Eddie Hearn, Saunders’ last promoter before he stepped away after losing to Canelo Alvarez in May 2021, says the fighter is on the way back.
“I have actually, or some people that work with him,” Hearn told talkSPORT. “I’d like to see Billy Joe back in the ring.
“We’re talking to him about possible fights in September/October.
“He has to get back in the gym and take the weight off because he’s notorious for enjoying himself between camps. But he’s a very good fighter.
“Until he broke his eye socket against Canelo Alvarez, he was having a great fight. He’s controversial, he’s talented, and of course, the Billy Joe Saunders vs. Chris Eubank Jr fight down the road.
“I don’t believe you’ll see that this year anyway.
“But I’d like to see John Ryder fight Billy Joe Saunders. They had a great fight a few years ago. It was very close.
“John’s got great momentum after the Daniel Jacobs fight, and hopefully, we can get Billy Joe back in the ring.”
Reports Saunders has piled on up to 40 pounds in weight to over 200 pounds have dogged the talented boxer since his solitary defeat.
Even in getting back to work soon, it would take at least twelve weeks of intense training for Saunders to get into any fighting shape.
After landing a paycheck in the millions against Canelo, some remain convinced Saunders will never return.
Time will tell in the coming months.