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Eubank Jr: DeGale Grudge Match is Up There with Froch-Groves 1

Chris Eubank Jr. believes his super middleweight clash with James DeGale will be one of the biggest grudge matches in UK history.

The two fighters have been trading words for several years, and they will finally collide on February 23rd at the O2 Arena in London.

DeGale has won two fights in a row since suffering a shocking points loss to Caleb Truax in December of 2017.

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Eubank (27-2-1, 21 KOs) got quick win in September, after suffering a twelve round unanimous decision to George Groves in February.

DeGale (25-2-1, 15 KOs) lost his undefeated record to Groves back in 2011, when they were both up and coming prospects.

Eubank ranks the upcoming clash right up there with another super middleweight of the past, Carl Froch vs. George Groves.

Froch won a controversial stoppage in the first bout, which led to a rematch that packed in 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.

“I think it’s up there [with Froch-Groves I]. I think this is more of a grudge match than [Froch v Groves I]," Eubank Jr. told Express Sport.

“This has been brewing for years and years and years so it’s very exciting to get an opportunity now to put this kid in his place.”

“It’s elite level. We are at the top of our game, the top of the sport, the top of the division. This is a true grudge match, neither of us want to lose, neither of us want to give away an inch. When there’s a fight like with two fighters that don’t get on, who have a beef and history, it makes for a very exciting event.”

The 29-year-old Eubank was without a trainer for the fight with Groves, but now has trainer Nate Vasquez in the corner to help polish up his skills.

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Comment by Marvlus Marv on 02-06-2019

[QUOTE=thack;19490171]groves v froch did 47,000 followed by 355,000 a year later. I think your'e on with 25,000 - 30ish people want to see Jr. pulled down a peg or two.[/QUOTE] Rooting for Degale, then? Lesser of two evils n all…

Comment by DreamFighter on 02-06-2019

[QUOTE=apollocreed;19491667]Oh my god you really are a sad little ****er. So you're telling me now that you think Calzaghe should be in the HOF?[/quote] I said that form the beginning. Why am I "sad" for you not noticing what I…

Comment by apollocreed on 02-06-2019

[QUOTE=DreamFighter;19491658]i agree and reid landed a greater % and did more damage. but its my opinion hes deserved in HOF, i agree with them. SO that actually means you AGREE with ME on this. haha and you are calling me…

Comment by DreamFighter on 02-06-2019

[QUOTE=apollocreed;19491640]A few big right hands don't win a fight. They didn't visibly hurt Calzaghe, and Calzaghe threw and landed far more punches.[/quote] i agree and reid landed a greater % and did more damage. [quote]When I said 'opinions', I clearly…

Comment by apollocreed on 02-06-2019

[QUOTE=DreamFighter;19491618]you just did by making another post. dont lie mate. plenty say he lost, so its arguable both ways. Reid landed a higher %, he was more accurate and more damaging. whatever the case, joe went right back to facing…

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