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Chris Eubank Jr: I Felt That I Won, I Overtook Saunders

Billy Joe Saunders handed Chris Eubank Jr the first defeat of his professional career to retain his British, European and Commonwealth middleweight titles.

An entertaining fight which grew as it went on was decided by a split decision with the judges eventually handing the bout to Saunders.

Saunders was the winner on the cards of two judges - 115-114 and 115-113 their verdicts - but the other official scored th fight 116-113 in Eubank's favor.

Eubank added on BoxNation: "Hopefully we can do a rematch ASAP - I felt like I won the fight."

"I’ll be back in the gym tomorrow this isn’t the end," he said. "I’m coming for the British (title) again, hopefully we can do a rematch. I felt like I won the fight, but congratulations to him.

"He did what I thought he would do, boxed to the plan, early rounds came out strong. I felt like I overtook him, but the judges made their decision. I’ll be back."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by denium on 12-01-2014

I had BJS by a round or so. Eubank gave the fight away with his poor showing in the first half. Jr wins a rematch imo.

Comment by Kilrain on 12-01-2014

[QUOTE=Roy Jones Jnr;15145626]Good fight. Had Saunders winning it but i think Eubank Jr will be better for it from this loss. He made some amateurish mistakes in there but also showed he has something about him. Eubank Jr can come…

Comment by jas on 11-30-2014

[QUOTE=Ray*;15146508]Eubank went in there with the only Mentality of KO'in BJS, that was his first mistake, his second was showboating when he should have been fighting. Swinging wide and wildly, off balance most of the time, it's like watching the…

Comment by ironalex on 11-30-2014

[QUOTE=FelipeB;15146375]Of course not all the victories. What I'm saying is if ur an American fighter comin to the u.k than u better win convincing (knockout) . If anything at least give it a draw if they didn't wanna disappoint Saunders…

Comment by ironalex on 11-30-2014

Bet in play odds at round 11 was 6/1 against jnr, and his corner nagging him for a knockout suggest it wasnt close, the verdicts were business decisions for a tematch. His fanboys n backers need to accept the hard…

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