Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Eubank Jr. Issued Deadline To Sign For Saunders Fight

By Terence Dooley 

Billy Joe Saunders arrived at the “Bad Blood” press conference in a tough talking, belligerent mood Thursday in London. The middleweight was angered after discovering that Chris Eubank Jr., his mooted opponent for the   November 29th   show at London’s ExCel Arena, had failed to show up.

It was also revealed that Eubank Jr. (17-0, 12KOs) has yet to sign on the dotted line, leaving their proposed EBU Super middleweight title fight up in the air until later this evening. The show is topped by Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title eliminator against Dereck Chisora.

Promoter Frank Warren revealed that Eubank has until   5pm   tonight to sign his part of the deal or risk losing out on the all-British grudge clash that the contender has repeatedly called for in recent months.  Saunders, though, was bullish when confronted with the news.

“He's got until   5pm   tonight,” Saunders (20-0, 11KOs) insisted of his in-country rival, echoing his long-time promoter's stance.

Saunders pledged to beat Eubank Jr. “for the fans.” He believes that the son of former two-time WBO titlist Chris Eubank has divided boxing opinion in much the same way his famous father did during his prime years. 

“I want to shut him up,” Saunders claimed before vowing to walk away from the sport if he fails to beat Eubank.

His promoter hopes it doesn’t come to that, but is already making contingency plans.

“At   5pm   tonight we will announce what we are doing,” reiterated Warren. “Billy Joe will be in a tough fight and we are looking at a world title shot.  It's a cracking show—hopefully we can get this done.”

Saunders, 25, fired off a final warning for Eubank; the British, Commonwealth and EBU champion told the 25-year-old to either step up to the title level or “carry on beating up journeymen.”

Please send news and views to   @Terryboxing

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 09-25-2014

Both these 2 are good prospects, but have been mis-managed by too many home town fights! They need to box abroad if they want to progress! BJS is 1 notch away from a Lonsdale belt out-right, but must contest overseas…

Comment by Kilrain on 09-25-2014

[QUOTE=hugh grant;14977931]I did think Eubanks was being a bit quiet. He hasn't been heard saying how he is going to make light work of BJS or anything, so its hardly being bad blood like Groves and Froch or Fury and…

Comment by MeiXiang on 09-25-2014

[QUOTE=knockoutkid;14977965]eubank is fighting journeyman cause thats what warren is giving him on purpose, wake up people. As for saunders he's euro level, and blandamura was more of a welterweight.[/QUOTE] I thought Eubanks Jr was with Hennessey?

Comment by knockoutkid on 09-25-2014

eubank is fighting journeyman cause thats what warren is giving him on purpose, wake up people. As for saunders he's euro level, and blandamura was more of a welterweight.

Comment by hugh grant on 09-25-2014

I did think Eubanks was being a bit quiet. He hasn't been heard saying how he is going to make light work of BJS or anything, so its hardly being bad blood like Groves and Froch or Fury and haye…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Hearn: If Wilder-Fury Does 1 Million+ Buys, I'll Give Wilder 50-50 Frank Warren: I Thought We Had Deal For Yarde-Monaghan DeGale: I Finally Get a Chance To Outclass Eubank, Shut Him Up Wilder Predicts Very Brutal KO of Fury: His Entire Body Will Spin! Carl Martin Defends WBA Asia Belt Against Chul Suh in Ifugao Tomoki Kameda vs. Abigail Medina Lands on Abema TV A 'Monster' Awaits Rodriguez After Victory Over Moloney Spence: I'm Now #1 at 147, Keith Thurman Must Face Me! Video: Tevin Farmer Talks Gervonta Davis Showdown Video: Sugar Ray Leonard on Pacquiao-Broner, Canelo-Andrade Katie Taylor: Amanda Serrano Doing Everything To Avoid Me Hearn: For Golovkin, The Biggest Fight is Canelo Trilogy at DAZN Video: Eddie Hearn Reacts To Canelo-Andrade, Murata's Loss Video: Brant's Promoter Reacts To Big Win Over Murata Video: Lomachenko Talks Pedraza Fight, Linares Rematch Video: Rob Brant Reacts To His Big Win Over Murata Photos: Tevin Farmer Blasts Out James Tennyson To Retain Michael Conlan: Now I Want Real Opponents - Top 10, Top 15 Hearn Erupts: Wilder Wants 60-40 For Joshua? F*** Off! Murata Admits: Brant Made Me Feel My Skills Are Limited Photos: Naoya Inoue, Emmanuel Rodriguez - Go Face To Face Photos: Katie Taylor Celebrates Big Win With Conor McGregor Farmer To Gervonta Davis: Why You Not Fighting? I Want You! Hearn: Canelo Has 11-Fight Deal, One of Them Will Be Andrade! Photos: Demetrius Andrade Proves Too Good For Kautondokwa Photos: Rob Brant Upsets The Odds, Stuns Ryota Murata Photos: Michael Conlan, Vladimir Nikitin Get Las Vegas Wins Photos: Maxim Dadashev Decisions a Game Antonio DeMarco Video: Arum Reacts To Murata's Big Loss, Pacquiao-Haymon Pact Video: Crawford's Coach Reacts To Pacquiao's 'Scared' Claim Hughie Fury: I'd Take April Date With Joshua in a Heartbeat Hearn: I Don't Want To Wait Until 12/1 For Wilder-Joshua Talks CompuBox: Rob Brant Throws 1,262 Shots at Ryota Murata Bob Arum: Congrats To Rob Brant, He Deserved The Win Andrade Drops, Dominates Kautondokwa For WBO Belt Rob Brant Shocks Ryota Murata For Title, Derails Golovkin Plans Emmanuel Rodriguez Edges Jason Moloney, Faces Inoue Next Katie Taylor Dominates Cindy Serrano, Wins All 10 Rounds Maxim Dadashev Decisions Antonio DeMarco Over Ten Yunier Dorticos Goes Twelve, Beats Tough Masternak in WBSS
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement