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Saunders-Eubank is Signed, Ready To Go on Nov. 29

By Terence Dooley

After a few weeks of toing and froing, the EBU and Commonwealth middleweight title fight between Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Junior has been signed, sealed and delivered for November 29th at London's ExCel Arena.  Fight figure Andy Ayling, who works closely with Frank Warren, the show's promoter, confirmed the news to BoxingScene earlier today.  "After weeks of negotiating, I can confirm that it is done," he said.

Saunders, 20-0 (11), also hopes to defend his BBBoC 160lb title, but has to wait for the Board's approval before adding his prestigious domestic title to the belts on offer.  Eubank, 17-0 (12), is vying for his first titles and hopes to follow in his famous father's footsteps.  Chris Eubank Senior reached world title level twice, winning the WBO middleweight and Super middleweight titles respectively during a remarkable career.  However, Saunders shares the same ambition and has expressed his intense dislike of Eubank—the traveller will not want to lose to his domestic rival.

The 25-year-old fought in the 2008 Olympic Games, has a wealth of amateur experience and has come through the traditional title route.  Eubank's amateur record is not as impressive, but he has that marketable family name behind him, not to mention an enigmatic air and in-ring presence.  Personality-wise, the two men couldn't be more different, but their respective fighting styles should prove to be complimentary.

It caps a tough few weeks for Ayling, Frank Warren and everyone involved in the negotiations.  Indeed, Warren assured BoxingScene earlier this week that the fight was still a viable option and it would compliment Tyson Fury's heavyweight world title elimanator against Dereck Chisora, which is the main event of a bill that also features Frankie Gavin against Bradley Skeete.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wiz1030 on 10-04-2014

Lucky Brits are getting all the fights where there's bad blood and trash talk between the opponents.

Comment by hugh grant on 10-04-2014

Eubanks might not be happy with this fact, but he will likely be the underdog. But that will help him I think being the underdog. It will be a tough close fight and likely go the distance with BJS likely…

Comment by soul_survivor on 10-04-2014

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;14999785]The only reason it's happening now is because Frank Warren couldn't sell tickets for Fury-Chisora on its own so he had to add something else big to the card.[/QUOTE] Yeah, Warren's had a terrible time of late. Fury…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 10-04-2014

[QUOTE=soul_survivor;14999779]TBH I think this fight is wrong for both guys. Saunders had a shot at a world title, this fight against Eubank Jr proves nothing. Jr is still a novice in many ways whereas Saunders is actually a legitimate title…

Comment by soul_survivor on 10-04-2014

[QUOTE=cuzzlo;14999136]I think this is a step up too early 4 Eubanks[/QUOTE] TBH I think this fight is wrong for both guys. Saunders had a shot at a world title, this fight against Eubank Jr proves nothing. Jr is still a…

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