Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

JJ McDonagh Blasts Eubanks as "Fakes"

By Terence Dooley

Ireland’s JJ McDonagh (16-4, 8 KOs) has fanned the flames ahead of next week’s meeting with Chris Eubank Jr. (26-2, 20 KOs) by branding the Eubanks a joke act. 

The 32-year-old meets Eubank on the undercard of George Groves’s WBSS Super middleweight final appearance against Callum Smith in Jeddah next week over 10-rounds but has not been impressed with the way the Eubanks go about their business.

Talking to The Sun, McDonagh hit out at both men and admitted he struggles to take them seriously. 

eubank-chris_1

He said: “Their relationship is a gimmick.  One minute they don't seem to like each other and then they're standing next to one another like they're united together.  I can't take them seriously — it's all an act.” 

“Jr is moody all the time when he's around his father,” he added.  “Any opportunity Sr has to be in the ring he's there — without fail.  It's about trying to stay in the limelight.  One is living off the other one's name and vice versa.”

Eubank will fight for the first time since a wide decision loss to WBA World titlist Groves earlier this year, he had been named as the final’s standby fighter in case Groves failed to recover from a shoulder injury sustained in that fight but the “Saint” has been passed as fit to fight and will make the third defence of his title. 

McDonagh is facing a step-up in class when he steps into the ring against Eubank; however, the Mullingar man will hope to put an end to what he describes as a “gimmick” by handing the 29-year-old his third defeat.

Please send news and views to @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by SUBZER0ED on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;19137925]Yep. 10am/west coast, 1pm/east coast & I believe 6pm/UK time, but anyone feel free to correct me if I'm incorrect.[/QUOTE] Nope, it's 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific, Friday. [url]https://www.boxingscene.com/george-groves-vs-callum-smith-lands-on-dazn--131555[/url]

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=Straightener;19137963]I've never seen him fight before I am sure of it If I have I cant remember any good ?[/QUOTE] He's journeyman-ish. He's not beating Eubank Junior, but he's doing his job trying to promote himself & the fight so…

Comment by DuckAdonis on 09-25-2018

Eubank gonna get smashed by this guy

Comment by Straightener on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=Split Decision;19137924]casual __________[/QUOTE] Im not upto date with irish fighters ... I cant find much of a boxing record edit -**** scrap that just found it

Comment by Straightener on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;19137921]James Quinn McDonagh's, bare knuckle champion, son. Why do mfers keep asking this lol? But yea he's not wrong although I think he's being more critical of Senior than Junior. And yea Senior IS a cat who's ears perk…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (15)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Ruiz: What I Weighed Doesn't Matter; Wanted To Be Little Heavier Charlo-Hogan Weigh-In Results From Brooklyn Dillian Whyte Officially Cleared By UKAD, Charge Withdrawn Joshua: I'll Definitely Be Beating Ruiz To The Punch Tomorrow! Filip Hrgovic, Eric Molina - Ready For Saudi Clash Dillian Whyte, Mariusz Wach - Set For Showdown Michael Hunter, Alexander Povetkin - Ready For Battle Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua - Ready For Rematch War Tim Tszyu Stops Jack Brubaker In Four, Eyes Title Fight In 2020 Spong Gains Value From Training With Joshua, Eyes Early 2020 Return Korobov's Manager: Beating Eubank Will Pressure Charlo To Take Rematch Joshua Much Lighter, Ruiz Much Heavier For Rematch De La Hoya Would Take Canelo To Saudi Arabia, Backs Ruiz By KO Charlo: Everybody Say Same Sh-t Until They Get In With Me BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - December 6 Alantez Fox Vows To Beat Down Liam Williams at Copper Box Jermell Charlo: I’m Gonna Knock Tony Harrison's Ass Out! Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua Hit Gala Dinner in Saudi Arabia UFC's White Aims To Meet With Haymon, Finalize Mayweather Deal McKenna, McCullagh Leave Danny Vaughan, Join Pete Taylor Whyte: I'm Getting Screwed Over; Wilder Don't Wanna Fight Me! Ismael Barroso Outworks, Shocks Yves Ulysse For Decision Ruiz: I'll Weigh In The Same I Did For First Joshua Fight D'Mitrius Ballard, Yamaguchi Falcao Fight To 10-Round Draw Whyte: If Joshua Loses His Next 10 Fights - I'll Still Fight Him! DAZN LIVE Results: Jason Quigley, George Rincon Pick Up Wins Hearn: No Journalist, Media Outlet Can Tell a Fighter Where To Earn Navarrete vs. Horta, Ancajas vs. Gonzalez - Final Presser Eubank: I'll Do What Charlo Couldn't Do, Stop Korobov! Ruiz's Trainer: This is Round Eight - We Have To Seek and Destroy! Joshua Rejects Ruiz's Claim of Never Being Hurt in First Fight Ryosuke Iwasa, Marlon Tapales - Face To Face at Presser Chris Eubank Jr, Matt Korobov - Face To Face Jermall Charlo, Dennis Hogan - Face To Face, Final Presser D'Mitrius Ballard Ready To Put Middleweight Division On Notice Rob Brant vs. Habib Ahmed Finalized For Hart-Smith Card Callum Smith Officially in Line For Benavidez-Yildirim Winner DeeJay Kriel Stays Busy in Mexico With First Round KO Win Rahman Breaks Down Ruiz-Joshua, Reflects on Lewis Rematch Sauerland: Tough Task To Find Opponents For Filip Hrgovic
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement