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DeGale, Eubank Jr. Kept Apart at Promo Shoot For Their PPV Fight

The bad blood between James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr. meant that the bitter rivals had to be kept well apart to film their ITV Box Office promotional video at the iconic Pinewood studios this week.

With the spectre of James Bond looming in the background, the pair had to be allocated separate filming times for their parts in the thrilling, soon to be released, commercial for their A Storm Is Coming showdown at The O2 on Saturday 23rd February, exclusively live on ITV Box Office.

The animosity stems from an infamous sparring session in 2011 when Harlesden’s DeGale, then preparing to challenge for a European title challenge, said that Eubank jumped out of the ring after six rounds instead of completing the eight rounds as agreed and disrespected him.

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Brighton star Eubank, who had only had a handful of fights at the time, later claimed that he had ‘schooled’ DeGale, during the session which infuriated the Olympic Champion and the touch paper was lit for the most intense rivalry since Nigel Benn versus Chris Eubank Snr. in the 1990s.

For the last few years the pair have traded words, but they finally came face-to-face last week at the official press conference to announce the long awaited fight last week and ITV producers and executives did not want to take the risk of a fight before the BIG fight and kept them separated at all times during filming.

DeGale said, “I can’t stand him and I’m counting the down the days until February 23 when I get to finish him off once and for all for the good of British boxing.  The posturing, his attitude, his personality, it’s all a joke to me, his career reminds me of a Carry On film.  Believe me, he’ll be dropped to the cutting room floor.”

Eubank countered, “I’m glad I’m getting to him already, he’s done his best to avoid me since I arrived on the scene. He’s wanted no part of me and has done everything he can to dodge me until now. I was happy to film the commercial with him, I’m a man in control of my emotions, but clearly he’s not. James DeGale is history, like celluloid, I’m the future.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-12-2019

Will be a better fight than some may think

Comment by KTFOKING on 01-11-2019

[QUOTE=Doritos;19425221]I feel bad for Froch, genuinely would fight anyone, anywhere, win or lose, in their back yard or anywhere. He just got unlucky to end up in an Andre Ward era because he'd have cleaned up a lot of other…

Comment by Doritos on 01-11-2019

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;19425030]Froch didn't do good numbers until the Groves rematch. His first Groves fight only did like 50k buys as well.[/QUOTE] I feel bad for Froch, genuinely would fight anyone, anywhere, win or lose, in their back yard or anywhere. He…

Comment by KTFOKING on 01-11-2019

[QUOTE=Doritos;19424833]Froch/Kessler II was genuinely worth it, great toe to toe fight between two top 5 SMWs.[/QUOTE] Froch didn't do good numbers until the Groves rematch. His first Groves fight only did like 50k buys as well.

Comment by Doritos on 01-11-2019

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;19424192]Don't worry, it should at least out do Brook vs Jennings (15k). But over/under 32k that Froch/Kessler II did?[/QUOTE] Froch/Kessler II was genuinely worth it, great toe to toe fight between two top 5 SMWs.

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