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Saunders: “It was a hard, gruelling fight”

In a close and thrilling chief support, Billy Joe Saunders handed bitter rival Chris Eubank Jnr. his first career defeat with a split decision to retain his British, Commonwealth and European Middleweight titles.

The Hatfield star also made the Lonsdale belt his to keep with the third and most satisfying defence of the title, plus it was a final eliminator for the WBO World Middleweight title.

Saunders started well in the early rounds with Eubank Jnr. struggling to cope with his quick feet and accurate jab, but Eubank did have some success with some strong uppercuts. Continue reading

Billy Joe Saunders – Chris Eubank Jnr. Presser

Bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr. came head-to-head for the first time today ahead of their Battle of Britain this Saturday (29th November) at the ExCeL London.

The pair collide with Saunders’ British, Commonwealth and European Middleweight titles on the line, which also doubles up as a WBO Final Eliminator for the World title, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

Saunders has been snubbed three times before at press conference by the Brighton starlet, but Eubank Jnr. made a solo appearance today with no entourage showing that he’s ready to take on the unbeaten Hatfield ace. Continue reading

Fury – Chisora Predictions

Ahead of the seismic heavyweight collision between European champion Dereck Chisora and unbeaten Manchester traveller Tyson Fury on Saturday 29th November at the ExCeL London, boxing writer Glynn Evans canvassed the trade’s leading fight faces in search of the winner.

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Statement from Frank Warren

In a judgement handed down today in the case brought by promoter and manager Frank Warren against Ricky Burns for wrongful termination of his promotional contract and unpaid management fees, The Court upheld both agreements, ordering Burns to pay substantial outstanding management fees. Continue reading

Steve Collins Talks Saunders/Eubank Jr

Irish fight legend Steve Collins is stumped on picking a winner out of the big domestic blockbuster between Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr. on Saturday 29th November at the ExCeL London.

Collins, who won WBO World titles at middleweight and super-middleweight, is excited about the massive domestic grudge fight that is dividing the nation and is finding it too hard to call. Continue reading

Saunders vs Eubank Jr Given WBO Title Eliminator Status

The stakes just got higher between bitter rivals Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr. in their titanic middleweight clash on Saturday 29th November at the ExCeL London.

Not only are personal pride, bragging rights and unbeaten records on the line, plus Saunders’ British, Commonwealth and European titles, but now their clash has been sanctioned by the World Boxing Organisation, at their Convention in Las Vegas today, as a Final Eliminator for the World title. Continue reading

Gavin vs Skeete Heats Up!

Domestic rivals Frankie Gavin and Bradley Skeete started their war-of-words as they head towards their Saturday 29th November showdown at the ExCeL London.

Gavin defends his British Welterweight title with the Vacant Commonwealth title also on the line, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky 437/HD 490, Virgin 546 and Talk Talk 525). Continue reading