Billy Joe Saunders releases first statement since having successful surgery

"You win some and lose some. Didn't feel out (of) my league but got caught with a good shot and couldn't see."

Billy Joe Saunders has released a first statement since tasting defeat to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, - and he promised a return to the ring.

The former two-division world champion had his corner throw the towel in after round eight in Texas, on Saturday night, after Alvarez landed a ferocious uppercut.

The ramifications of the punch left Saunders with 'multiple fractures to the orbital area' of his right eye.

The injury is set to keep him out of the ring for the rest of the year and some have even claimed his career is in jeopardy.

Kell Brook suffered a similar injury to Saunders with his right eye against Gennadiy Golovkin before fracturing his left against Errol Spence Jr.

The 31-year-old wrote on Facebook on Monday: "Thanks everyone for msg.

"Broken eye socket and broken cheekbone in three places - operation yesterday, all went well.

"You win some and lose some. Didn't feel out (of) my league but got caught with a good shot and couldn't see.

"Thank you all who watched. I'll be back, God bless you all."