Billy Joe Saunders shares update on his health following surgery
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Billy Joe Saunders on Monday provided an update on his health condition.

Saunders lost to Canelo Alvarez in their fight on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alvarez nailed Saunders with a huge punch that broke the 31-year-old’s face in four places. Saunders’ corner stopped the fight after the eighth round to protect their fighter’s health.

Saunders said in a message on Facebook that he will continue his career.

“Thanks everyone for msg (sic – messages) . Broken eye socket and broken cheek bone in 3 places operation yesterday all went well . you win some and lose some didn’t feel out my League but got caught with a good shot and couldn’t see and Ben got the Conner (sic – corner) to pull it . Thank you all who watched I’ll be back god bless you all.”

Saunders will likely need quite a bit of recovery time, but this may not be the end for him. He was 30-0 in his career prior to the loss to Alvarez. Fighting Canelo also boosted his public profile a bit too, meaning he will have some more fame and fan interest for his next fight.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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