Chris Eubank Jr says Billy Joe Saunders rematch ‘WILL be made’ and slams rival for ‘quitting’ against Canelo Alvarez


CHRIS EUBANK JR has reassured a rematch with Billy Joe Saunders ‘WILL be made’ and slammed his rival for ‘quitting’ against Canelo Alvarez.

Their feud was not settled after the bitter preliminary 2014 battle, with the years following fuelling the feud.

Chris Eubank Jr misplaced to Billy Joe Saunders in 2014Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Billy Joe Saunders was beaten in round eight by Canelo Alvarez
Billy Joe Saunders was crushed in spherical eight by Canelo AlvarezCredit: Reuters

Talk of a rematch has began as quickly as additional, nonetheless Saunders, who gained by split-decision, admitted solely £5million would persuade him to agree.

Eubank Jr has not dominated out the purse being met, nonetheless insisted he’s contained in the driving seat as he grows assured in lastly securing a shot at revenge.

He talked about: “That battle would generate some huge cash, it isn’t absurd, nonetheless I’m not the enterprise man.

“The fight will be made, Saunders has nowhere else to go. I’m literally the only person he can fight.

“Eddie [Hearn] was speaking in an interview the choice day saying, principally attempting to promote that Saunders would be the A-side.

“He does not have a belt, he does not have any credibility, he does not have the following I’ve and he has no alternatives, like zero.

“Whereas, as you’ll have seen I’ve the world, there’s so many fights within the market for me, so he’s not at all the A-side.

“He has no bargaining chips, he has no right to demand anything.”

Saunders, a two-weight world champion, has admitted his profession is up contained in the air following defeat by Canelo in May.

He was pulled out in spherical eight against the Mexican well-known explicit individual, 31, following an uppercut that’s talked about to have left him with 4 face fractures.

But solely six months earlier, Saunders, 31, criticised Daniel Dubois, 23, after the heavyweight took a knee and was counted out against Joe Joyce, 35.

Dubois suffered the similar horror eye damage, nonetheless Saunders talked about he will need to have been ‘carried out of the ring’ in its place of sitting it out.

“The fight will be made, Saunders has nowhere else to go. I’m literally the only person he can fight.

Chris Eubank Jr on Billy Joe Saunders

With his phrases coming as soon as extra to chew him, Eubank Jr slammed his former opponent.

He talked about: “He wasn’t the actual individual he thought he was or that he claimed to be. What he did in quitting after getting hurt – embarrassing, shameful? Yes.

“But, if he hadn’t have talked in regards to the issues he talked about main as lots as that battle, and made the options he made before, then it couldn’t have been so dangerous.

“People could have forgotten about it all. The fact he did everything and said everything before and then goes and does it after saying he’d ‘die in the ring’.

“And, two damaged eye sockets and a damaged arm, a dislocated neck and regardless of ‘I’m under no circumstances going to surrender’ and then he provides up actually after the primary hit you’re taking, it was unbelievable.

“And I knew that was in him which is why I put a £10,000 bet on and gave the money to charity afterwards as I was so sure he was going to swallow it, and he did it.”


Despite the incident, which noticed Saunders crushed for the primary time, Eubank Jr admits his earlier nemesis would could not be so fast to do a repeat inside the event that they rematched.

He talked about: “Would he do the same against me? With me and him there’s a lot of pride, a lot of pride, we have years and years of beef so I would expect him to be a lot more resistant against me.

“But, I’d blow him out of the water now, as quickly as we fought six or seven years before now, nonetheless extended it was, we have been on the identical diploma.

“Even after me not doing one factor after six rounds, we nonetheless had a split-decision, since that point I’ve improved ten-fold and I truly actually really feel like he is the an similar man.

“That fight is an exciting fight and if it comes, I’d gladly do the business.”

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