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Chris Eubank Jr

All Quiet on the Eubank Front / Won’t Fight Spike O’Sullivan on the Lee/Saunders Undercard / Katie Taylor Added

There is still no word from Britain’s WBA (interim) middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) regarding his next move, with February’s win over Russia’s Dmitry Chudinov the last time the Brighton based fighter stepped between the ropes.

A mooted rematch with bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders fell through earlier this year, with the Hatfield southpaw finally securing his mandatory challenge to Andy Lee’s WBO title for September, and a potential fight for Eubank on the undercard against Irishman Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (21-1, 14ko) is now also not going to happen. Continue reading

Eubank Jr Wants To Fight Golovkin

After he wouldn’t vacate his WBA (interim) 160lb title – thus ensuring negotiations for the rematch with WBO mandatory Billy Joe Saunders broke down recently – it would appear that Brighton’s Chris Eubank Jr is to ultimately stay on the WBA route according to promoter Frank Warren – a road which leads to all things triple G.

Warren spoke to iFLtv for their ‘Cassius & Helder’ show to talk about the former super-middleweight legend’s son – and what the plans for the team ultimately are. Asked if chasing down Golovkin’s WBA (sup) is the ultimate aim – a route blocked by WBA (reg) Danny Jacobs – Warren said; Continue reading

Saunders AND Eubank Jr – Summer Rematch Imminent?

The news that dropped earlier that both WBO 160lb mandatory Billy Joe Saunders (21-0, 11ko) and bitter rival, WBA interim champ Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) are OFF Frank Warren’s May 9th Wembley show, hasn’t actually come as too much of a surprise to me.

Before today’s news, in the fights they were meant to be in, neither man was really going to set that card alight anyway. Billy Joe, returning from injury still hadn’t a named opponent and Eubank was meant to be making a very routine defence of his own title against unheralded Australian veteran Les Sherrington. Continue reading

Chris Eubank Jr – “I’m Gutted To Be Missing Watching Floyd On May 2nd But My Career Comes First”

British middleweight star and WBA 160lb interim champion Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) has spoken to “” in the UK to promote his “routine” title defence on Frank Warren’s May 9th card in London against unheralded Australian Les Sherrington (35-7, 19ko)

At the same time he used the opportunity to take a pot shot at bitter rival and WBO mandatory Billy Joe Saunders (21-0, 11ko) and to convey his disappointment at being unable to join the Mayweather family out in Vegas for the big fight. Continue reading

Saunders And Eubank Jnr. Joint Headline Title Packed Show At SSE Wembley

British rivals feature in separate fights that could lead to huge Autumn rematch

British boxing’s biggest rivals Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr. will joint-headline a massive fight card in separate fights at the SSE Wembley Arena on Saturday 9th May as they close in on a potential Autumn blockbuster rematch.

Undefeated Hatfield ace Saunders will feature in an International Middleweight Contest against an opponent to be announced, whilst Eubank Jnr. makes the first defence of his WBA Interim World title against tough Australian Les Sherrington. Continue reading

Chudinov: “I wouldn’t be here in London if I didn’t think I could beat Eubank Jnr.”

Chris Eubank Jnr. put on a hard-hitting display today at the media work-out in London’s famous Peacock Gym to show that he’s ready to take the Interim WBA World Middleweight title from champion Dmitry Chudinov.

The Brighton star makes his big return to the ring this Saturday (28th February) at The O2 and aims to put his close split decision points loss to arch-rival Billy Joe Saunders last November behind him and focus on Chudinov’s world title. Continue reading

Eubank Jnr. – Dmitry Chudinov Presser in London

Chris Eubank Jnr. came face-to-face with Interim WBA World Middleweight Champion Dmitry Chudinov in London today ahead of their huge clash on Saturday 28th February at London’s O2 arena.

Eubank aims to rebound from his sole career defeat to Billy Joe Saunders last November by defeating the hard Russian and a victory could see him get a rematch with the Hatfield ace.

Chudinov, in attendance with well respected Russian manager and promoter Vlad Hrunov, says he will defeat the son of the British great and return to his homeland a hero. Continue reading

Chris Eubank Jr: The Real Deal?

Prior to Saturday night, Chris Eubank Jr had never been involved in a boxing match which lasted beyond 8 rounds. Despite having racked up 18 wins, his victories had all come against less than stellar, low level opposition. With a virtually non-existent amateur record, Christopher entered London’s full to capacity ExCel arena, having never come close to experiencing an event of such magnitude.

By the nights end, the fight is lost only by a narrow split decision (one judge had him winning) in a closely fought battle. Considering Eubank was challenging an undefeated Olympian and holder of British, Commonwealth and European titles, many would perceive his efforts as brave and valiant considering the vast gulf in experience between the competitors. However, when you’re the son of an enigmatic figure considered amongst the most exciting middleweight champions Britain has ever seen and when your dad is making proclamations about you being the most talented pugilist seen since Sugar Ray Leonard who will go on to eclipse the achievements of the world’s highest paid athlete Floyd ‘money’ Mayweather, the judging barometer begins to differ from other fighters. Continue reading