Saunders: Eubank Jr. a World Class Bum, I'd Win With Eyes Closed

WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders would entertain the idea of a rematch with Chris Eubank Jr.

The two boxers clashed five years ago, with Saunders winning a close twelve round decision. During that time, both boxers were promoted by Frank Warren.

There has been a lot of animosity between them since their first bout.


Numerous attempts have been made to make the second fight happen, but the contest never coming together.

Eubank Jr. was in the ring back in February, when he retired James DeGale with a dominant decision to capture the IBO strap.

Saunders feels very confident in his ability to outclass Eubank if they met again.

"He's a world-class bum," Saunders snapped to Sky Sports. "If I couldn't beat him then I'd never put gloves on again. He's fit and strong, that's it.

"The Eubank Jr fight is one that I would entertain. I would beat him with my eyes closed. I don't put him in the top five or six [in the world]."

The top domestic target on Saunders' list is WBA world champion Callum Smith, who is scheduled to make a defense of his title in the coming months.

Smith and Saunders are now under the same banner after Saunders signed a promotional agreement with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom.

Hearn would love to make a domestic mega-bout between the two in 2020, should they both continue to win with their world titles intact.

"Callum is brilliant - good puncher, good boxer, all the attributes," Saunders said. "Put me in the ring with someone who is a level above and I will rise. Can I raise myself to where I think I can?

"Callum would be the favourite going into a fight, but I have the beating of Callum Smith."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by DuckAdonis on 08-21-2019

Rematch will be more one-sided

Comment by P4Pdunny on 08-21-2019

Saunders would win the rematch

Comment by Grange_27 on 08-20-2019

If Saunders is fit he wins easily. Eubank jr doesn't cope well with good technical fighters who are not shot to pieces (DeGale).

Comment by steeve steel on 08-19-2019

When Saunders calls you a bum... well.. that must really hurt.

Comment by Roronoazoro on 08-19-2019

Eubank jr is still more known and popular than bjs which is why bjs always brings up eubank jr. Similar to Fury wilder, the white guy is flat-out boring in the ring and chooses to attach his name to the…

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