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Saunders: If Chris Eubank Jr. Has a Pair, Let's Fight!

Manchester - Billy Joe Saunders' dream of becoming the first traveller to win a world title proved to be alive and well as he despatched Emanuele Blandamura in eight rounds to win the vacant European middleweight title. At just 24 years of age the 2008 Olympian has already established himself as the country's best at domestic level, owning the British title. Saunders (19-0, 10KO wins) was eager to impress against 34-year-old Blandamura (22-0, 5KOs), who was unbeaten coming in but having never faced anyone of note.

After the win, Saunders immediately called out middleweight rival Chris Eubank Jr, who was also on the Manchester card and dispatched Ivan Jukic in the first round..

"It was a bit of a letdown of a fight," he said. "My timing was a bit out after 10 months out but I landed the shot."

He added: "If Eubank wants the fight and he's got a pair, let's fight. If he wants it, let him get in the ring."

Eubank overwhelmed Jukic to take his record to 17-0 (12KOs) after dropping his opponent twice with heavy-handed attacks to head and body.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by slipcatchroll on 07-28-2014

[QUOTE=ukalltheway;14803916]sounds stupid but I think its the other way round eubank gets a lot more press and a casual fans of the sport interested saunders knows the score ... by beating eubank his stock and exposure goes up :boxing: I…

Comment by ukalltheway on 07-28-2014

[QUOTE=Red Cyclone;14803651]Eubank is just hoping for some attention by talking smack with Saunders...[/QUOTE] sounds stupid but I think its the other way round eubank gets a lot more press and a casual fans of the sport interested saunders knows the…

Comment by Red Cyclone on 07-28-2014

Eubank is just hoping for some attention by talking smack with Saunders...

Comment by takingaim on 07-28-2014

[QUOTE=Pretty Boy1;14803561]I think Eubank Jr's level of opposition has ben very sub standard but their records were a bit better than you've put. You're right about his last opponent now being 19-3 (19-2 before Eubank Jr fight) But the 3…

Comment by alexguiness on 07-28-2014

I think the plan is for Eubank Jnr to be protected - Saunders is a high risk fight for him. I can't really see this happening for at least 12 months. Eubank Snr is not stupid, he will try and…

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