Chris Eubank Sr. and Dave Coldwell clashed at a press conference today ahead of their charges Chris Eubank Jr and Tom Doran meeting for the British Middleweight title at The O2 on Saturday night live on Sky Sports Box Office – but the fighters say their focus is on their clash.
Eubank Sr. and Coldwell got caught up in a heated exchange on how they manage the careers of their fighters, with the British boxing legend also tangling with Conor Benn, the son of his old nemesis Nigel, in a feisty prelude to the weekend’s action.
Eubank Jr. and Doran kept their cool as they close in on their meeting in Greenwich. Eubank Jr. defends the British strap for the first time, and insisted that his focus was solely on the Welshman despite all the talk of a potential meeting with World champion and pound-for-pound star Gennady Golovkin.
Anthony Joshua MBE and Dominic Breazeale both predict KO wins in their battle for Joshua’s IBF World Heavyweight title .
Joshua and Breazeale clash at The O2 on June 25 live on Sky Sports Box Office with Joshua making the first defence of the belt that he ripped from Charles Martin with a clinical second round KO in April.
With 31 KOs from 33 wins between the pair, fireworks are guaranteed in Greenwich in a fortnight’s time – with Joshua vowing to make it 17 KO wins from 17 pro fights, while the unbeaten visitor says he’ll shock the world and KO the champ.
“I'm going to shock the world – ‘Trouble’ is coming,” said Breazeale. “I have no back up plan because I am going to KO AJ and become World champion. The more I talk, the more I want to get in there and do this, bite down on the gumshield and fight. He's chosen the wrong man. He's going to be thinking 'why is he hitting me so hard? Are there two or three of him in there?"
Joshua and Breazeale clash on a huge night of action in London where George Groves and Martin Murray meet in an eliminator for the WBA World Super-Middleweight title.