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Eubank Jr: Saunders is Extremely Boring, I Want 50-50 For Rematch

By Edward Chaykovsky

British middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. has lashed out at Billy Joe Saunders, who holds the WBO's middleweight world title.

A few days, Saunders (23-0, 12KOs) erupted after reading the recent comments from Chris Eubank Sr., father and manager of Eubank Jr.

Back in November of 2014, Saunders won a twelve round split decision over Eubank in a battle of undefeated fighters. Since that clash, they haven't been able to get on the same page to make the rematch. In the last few weeks, there has been a social media war with wild exchanges between Saunders and the father/son pair.

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Saunders has not fought since December of 2015 after winning the world title from Andy Lee. There was a fight planned against Max Bursak earlier this year, but the contest was canceled when Saunders injured his hand.

Saunders offered Eubank an 80-20 split for a rematch and says a rematch offer has been turned down more than once.

"Your son has been offered the fight with me twice and considering he's not even European champion, I reckon £800,000 and £900,000 were two very good offers for very good money. He's only British champion. Other people would jump at the chance to earn that sort of that money and he turned it down twice - let alone the Gennady Golovkin fight, where he probably would have earned a million quid," Saunders said.

"Stop talking sh*t to get your son talked about. He's already said he wants to defend his British title and win it outright and I'm certainly not going back down to British level.  You want to get a few facts right. If you want an 80%-20% split then speak to my manager and my promoter. That split is in my favour because I'm the champion, I've already beaten you and you're a loser in my eyes. I've moving on to bigger and better things. I'm certainly looking at the big fights - including Golovkin - in the next couple."

Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18KOs) believes Saunders is using the demand of 80-20 to price himself out of a rematch. He would be willing to accept an even 50-50 split for the second fight to happen. But first, Eubank Jr. is already set to make a defense of his British belt in October against unbeaten Tommy Langford.

"With that type of talk, as far as I understand he's trying to price himself out of the fight. He knows 80-20 will never happen. He can talk a good game but he's very boring in the ring. I think he's an extremely boring fighter. He's boring to watch. He steals fights and does the bare minimum in my opinion. His boxing style is not exciting," Eubank Jr. told Sky Sports.

"How many times has he fought in the last year? He's got a world title belt and he's not active. It's embarrassing. He does all his fighting on social media. I don't know why he's talking about 80-20. He's not the draw. He has the world title but I'm the draw. Without me, nobody cares about who he's fighting. I'm the only guy people want to see him fight.

"50-50 is fine with me. I'll take that. I'm not greedy and he is. He knows this is the only fight he'll be able to get a pay-day from because nobody wants to watch him fight because he's boring. He knows he needs to make as much money as possible from this one because he's not going to get paid again after this - especially after he loses, and he knows that's coming because he knows last time was a fluke of luck."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-29-2016

[QUOTE=Red Cyclone;16989100]If you think by what I said a few days ago means I think GGG or Brook should be paid 50k you clearly are dumber than you already look. Top rated welterweight Top rated middleweight Bit different from Al…

Comment by M Bison on 08-29-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;16989092]..... nobody even mentioned Ward ? you said this..... ..... and I said, I agree that Brook should be paid more than Golovkin. Nobody mentioned Ward, except you..... which is ironic LMAO Should Ward be paid more for Kovalev than…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-29-2016

[QUOTE=Red Cyclone;16986769]GGG Vs Brook is a big stage fight nobody overseas is talking about little unheard of unknown [B]Andre Ward.[/B][/QUOTE] ..... nobody even mentioned Ward ? you said this..... [QUOTE=Red Cyclone;16982940]50k is the correct price for a guy who has…

Comment by M Bison on 08-28-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;16986594]not according to Red Cyclone..... ..... do you tards need time to get your story straight ?[/QUOTE] GGG Vs Brook is a big stage fight nobody overseas is talking about little unheard of unknown Andre Ward.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-28-2016

[QUOTE=Tomjas;16985326]Golovkin is the draw and the champion so good luck with that rubbish[/QUOTE] not according to Red Cyclone..... [QUOTE=Red Cyclone]50k is the correct price for a guy who has no chance simple as that[/QUOTE] ..... do you tards need time…

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