Billy Joe Saunders’ multi-million dollar purse for Canelo Alvarez fight reportedly revealed
Billy Joe Saunders reportedly took home an $8million purse after suffering his first defeat to Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night.
The pound-for-pound king stopped his British opponent by breaking his orbital bone during the eighth round, preventing him from coming out for the ninth.
Coming into the fight Saunders was a two-weight world champion with a 30-0 record.
As such, he was always going to command a hefty purse for his career-defining task.
According to Mike Coppinger he earned $8million (£5.66million) for the fight.
This should mean he is set for life, which is positive news considering the fact that some are speculating he may now never return to the ring.
The fight began positively for Canelo who was the more active of the pair early on.
He confused Saunders with feints before hammering home telling body shots.
However, the Brit then seized momentum and appeared to be starting to win rounds himself.
His output increased and he was having more and more success up until the eighth and final round.
In this session, Saunders staggered back after being caught with a big counter right uppercut, which caused serious eye damage, and he just survived the round before his corner ended the fight.