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Fernando Vargas rips Billy Joe Saunders for quitting, calls him embarrassment to the sport

Vargas offered a harsh assessment of Saunders’ performance against Canelo Alvarez.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

It’s been a rough couple of days for Billy Joe Saunders. Not only was he stopped by Canelo Alvarez on Saturday, losing his world title, but he’s also been getting absolutely ripped for what many have labeled a quit job. Retired former champion Fernando Vargas was one of those who expressed some harsh views towards Saunders, having this to say during a live stream.

“You’re really gonna quit like a freakin’ V — vagina?” said Vargas. “You’re really gonna do that over ‘oh, my little eye.’...Unbelievable. Unbelievable. How dare you call yourself a champion and you quit like a freakin’ female dog. How dare you do that! You’re an embarrassment to the sport and to all men because you’re not even a man.

“I don’t know what’s up with these fighters man, but these vatos are built different. And I’m talking through experience...You should feel ashamed of yourself. You gave up your belt ‘cause you didn’t want to get knocked down. At least go out on your shield, have some balls. Don’t do that, man. Embarrassing to call yourself a champion.”

Of course we would since come to get official confirmation that Saunders’ suffered multiple fractures to his orbital bone, requiring immediate surgery.

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