Hennessy Hoping Eubank vs. Blackwell Bout Comes Off

LONDON - Hennessy Sports are delighted to announce they have won the right to stage the British middleweight title fight between champion Nick Blackwell and number one challenger Chris Eubank Jr. in 2016.

Promoter Mick Hennessy submitted the highest purse bid this afternoon – amid fierce competition from Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn – and will now look to secure a date and venue for the Blackwell vs. Eubank Jr. fight in the coming weeks. 

An elated Blackwell said, “Earlier this year I boxed on Eubank Jr.'s promoter's show and knocked out John Ryder, his promotional stable-mate, to win the British middleweight title. I was more than prepared to do the same again if his promoter won the purse bid for my British title fight with Chris Eubank Jr. But he didn't.

“So, Chris, are you going to be man enough to come and fight me on a Hennessy Sports show next year? Your answer to that question will tell me a lot about your own self-belief and also the faith your team have in you.

“The last time we shared a ring – in sparring – you were supposed to do six rounds with me but couldn't handle the pace and pulled out after five. My worry is that you have a habit of pulling out when the going gets tough and when you can't have it your own way.

“I know I'm your worst nightmare. You know it, too. Just make sure you don't pull out of our fight next year. It's time to step away from your dad's shadow and make your own decisions in life.”

Promoter Mick Hennessy added: “Chris Eubank Jr. might be hoping to fight for a world title, but that's not going to happen anytime soon. If it was imminent, or even a possibility, why would his promoter submit such a large bid for a British title fight?

“I know Chris Eubank Jr. has wanted to win the British title for a long time, so it came as no surprise to me when I heard his promoter had submitted a large bid. I'm just delighted we were able to better that offer; we now look forward to promoting a British title blockbuster between two world-class fighters next year.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MisterDeclanCor on 12-16-2015

[QUOTE=The Conundrum;16328773]Good fight! I think Eubank Jr. wins due to Blackwell being very open to the uppercut which is Eubank Jr.'s best punch. Blackwell is very under rated though and a decent middleweight contender. I honestly think Eubank jr. needs…

Comment by The Conundrum on 12-16-2015

Good fight! I think Eubank Jr. wins due to Blackwell being very open to the uppercut which is Eubank Jr.'s best punch. Blackwell is very under rated though and a decent middleweight contender. I honestly think Eubank jr. needs a…

Comment by Eastcoast on 12-16-2015

Blackwell is a good fight for Eubank to take. They might wait to see how the WBA convention ends though.

Comment by D-MiZe on 12-16-2015

I think Eubank stops Blackwell before the 10th tbh. I like Blackwell and he's a good fighter, will have a good career [I]domestically[/I]. Eubank Jr is going all the way. Blackwell really struggled with Arnfield who boxed on the outside…

Comment by D-MiZe on 12-16-2015

[QUOTE=yoz;16328685]Wow, Hennessy is back! I wonder which shopping centres are in the running to stage the fight :lol1:[/QUOTE] Fury brought in the big bucks. I think Hennessy is a decent promoter tbh, he manoeuvred Froch towards a world title and…

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