Billy Joe Saunders’ retirement against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez explained: Trainers Ben Davison and Mark Tibbs reveal what happened


Billy Joe Saunders “felt there was hesitation within the nook” within the moments earlier than he was pulled out of his combat in opposition to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, says Ben Davison.

Mark Tibbs was Saunders’ head coach and Davison was helping within the nook of the world super-middleweight title unification combat, which Canelo received in eight rounds by inflicting a damaged orbital bone.

Tibbs has instructed Davison stepped out of line in his communication with Saunders after the harm was sustained. Davison has now referred to as Tibbs’ social media feedback “unprofessional”.

Davison informed Sky Sports activities: “Billy Joe put out a press release which stated: ‘Ben received the nook to tug [him out of the fight].’

“What he meant, and I am positive he’ll make clear that, is that he felt there was hesitation within the nook.

“I whispered in his ear.

“In a scenario like that, you do not go away it all the way down to the fighter. Somebody has to take the bull by the horns.

“I stated to Billy Joe: ‘The combat goes to get pulled.’

“That is why he shook his head and stated: ‘No’. As any fighter would do.

“Mark then waved the combat off.

“It is unprofessionalism how all of this has come about.”

Canelo beat Saunders in eight rounds
Billy Joe Saunders
Billy Joe Saunders

Davison defined his presence in Saunders’ nook: “I used to be requested and approached. When the combat first happened, Billy Joe got here to my fitness center and requested my ideas.

“I used to be requested to do some periods with him in Las Vegas which I obliged.

“I used to be then requested to help within the nook which I obliged.

“Within the nook Mark would usually ask: ‘Ben, what do you assume?’

“That is why I used to be seen to be vocal at occasions.”

Tibbs, Saunders’ head coach, beforehand stated: “Ben Davison was not in our coaching camp.

“He happened within the final week whereas we had been winding down.

“Through the spherical that Billy Joe received injured, I briefed my nook crew that his eye was injured. I received a towel in case I wanted it.

“As Billy Joe walked in the direction of me on the finish of the spherical I regarded instantly into his eyes. We had somewhat little bit of dialogue, between us.

“As he sits down within the nook, Ben received management and blew down his ear-hole!

“I let him have 20 seconds as a result of I knew what I used to be about to do.

“I waved the combat off as Billy Joe’s coach and head coach.”


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