Saunders-Eubank To Be WBO World Title Eliminator

By Terence Dooley

BoxingScene can confirm that the WBO have ratified Billy Joe Saunders, 20-0 (11), versus Chris Eubank Junior, 18-0 (13), as a final eliminator for the winner of Matt Kobolov and Andy Lee, who are set to contest the vacant middleweight WBO title on December 13.

Saunders is putting his British and EBU 160lb titles on the line at London's Excel Arena on November 29th, and the winner will be lined up for a world title shot in 2015.

The news adds an extra dimension to the British grudge clash, the loser faces a rebuilding process but the winner will have it all to fight for.

Tyson Fury meets Dereck Chisora in a world title eliminator in the show's bill-topper.  Whatever the outcome of both domestic fights, two British fighters will advance to the world stage in the aftermath of a show that's been aptly named "Bad Blood".

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kilrain on 10-31-2014

[QUOTE=Box-Office;15064221]Have you ever looked in to their opposition? Saunders has beaten 4 unbeaten genuine prospects (including Jarrod Fletcher), 3 in a row now and this fight will make it 4 provided he wins. That in itself is quite remarkable. He…

Comment by Box-Office on 10-31-2014

[QUOTE=MisterDeclanCor;15062788]Yeah, remain unconvinced by any perfromance of BJS I've seen - similar to Frankie Gavin, something in his character or his face or something just tells me he isn't world level. He's somewhat feather fisted and seems to gas early,…

Comment by alexguiness on 10-31-2014

[QUOTE=hamada44;15062867]BJS will get beat. He struggles at the weight. Has no power and he gasses. Eubank jr has passed the eye test. His hand speed, power and combination punching is pure class.[/QUOTE] When you say 'eye test' do you mean…

Comment by Ray* on 10-31-2014

[QUOTE=daggum;15063001]the wbo sees an opportunity to make a lot of money if eubank has a belt. they are smart crooks i mean businessmen.[/QUOTE] Yep, they see a name and they basically now attached their belt to it, on a side…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 10-31-2014

The way I read it was all of BJS's titles are on the line. That's British, EBU & Commonwealth!

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