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Chris Eubank Jr. Added To Hall vs. Butler Card

By Terence Dooley

BoxingScene can confirm that highly-rated contender Chris Eubank Junior will take another step towards a possible future showdown with British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders this Saturday when appearing on the undercard of Stuart Hall's IBF bantamweight title defence against Paul Butler at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena against an as yet unnamed opponent.

Eubank, 15-0 (10), stopped Robert Swierzbinski in seven in May and will hope to register his fourth win of 2014—all of his fights thus far in 2014 have been televised by BoxNation TV, who are broadcasting Saturday's bumper show, which also features Jon Lewis Dickinson and Ovill McKenzie's British and Commonwealth cruiserweight title fight, Bradley Saunders against Ville Piispanen and the pro debut of Young Fury, Tyson's younger brother and the latest fighter to roll off the Fury production line.

Eubank Junior and Saunders, 24, have engaged in a virtual war of words in recent weeks, but Saunders, a 19-0 (10) southpaw, will have to overcome Emanuele Blandamura for the vacant EBU title at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena on July 26th before considering his next move, let alone the possibility of a domestic grudge match against the 24-year-old with the world famous surname.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HughJass on 06-05-2014

Billy will take this fight as he hates eubank jr,trust me. Other than that,it's no more than a valuable name on Saunders resume!

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=House of Stone;14628687]that's what I picked up all along from those tweets. Sweet news that he's fighting at the weekend. i know he comes across as a twat but damn it I can't help liking eubank jnr. You know his…

Comment by Daddy T on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;14628674]Haven't heard any confirmation of that. This card is being promoted by Dennis Hobson and is on BoxNation which is Frank Warren's channel. Maybe he's signing with Warren...[/QUOTE] that's what I picked up all along from those tweets.…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14628369]lol... highly rated contender Also, any confirmation to the rumor he went to Eddie Hearn?. I half know what's going on across the pond[/QUOTE] Haven't heard any confirmation of that. This card is being promoted by Dennis Hobson and is…

Comment by Hougigo on 06-05-2014

lol... highly rated contender Also, any confirmation to the rumor he went to Eddie Hearn?. I half know what's going on across the pond

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