WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders is not interested at the moment in a rematch with Chris Eubank Jr.

They first met as unbeaten up and coming middleweights in 2014 - with Saunders winning a close split decision win.

Ever since that encounter, the two of them have been trading words for years.

There had been talk of a rematch on more than one occasion - but nothing ever came of those negotiations.

Eubank was competing at super middleweight, but in 2019 he returned to 160-pounds and captured the WBA interim-title.

He recently signed a promotional agreement with Team Sauerland.

Saunders is looking for a world level fight - and he feels Eubank Jr. is not there yet.

“He will never be a champion because he hasn’t got the minerals. You have to be a special type of creature and a bit of a lunatic to want to get in the ring and start giving it and taking - and enjoying it," Saunders told The Sun.

“When you get someone like him, who has had the nice upbringing, he has been taught to hold his hands up but he doesn’t have that venom in him. He is not good at all. I am going to completely dismiss him and move on. I don’t rate Eubank Jr at world level, I just want to completely dismiss him.”

At this point Saunders is hunting for a major fight.

Last year, the coronavirus pandemic destroyed a potential May fight with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, who since captured the WBC, WBA titles at 168-pounds.

Saunders is hoping to land something of major worth in 2021.

“I have been waiting so long for a big fight that I am worried I could go off like stale milk,” Saunders said.

“I am always waiting for that call from a big name. It is getting a bit boring for me now. Do I need to be doing this if I am just going around fighting at this level?”