Chris Eubank Jr has aired his side of the story after being given a deadline of 5pm on Thursday to sign his portion of a contract to fight Billy Joe Saunders on November 29.
At the official undercard announcement press conference, promoter Frank Warren stated that Eubank had not put pen to paper for the clash on the Chisora v Fury II bill in London and stipulated that a deal must be agreed later that day,
The 25 year-old has come out defiantly on being handed an ultimatum by Warren and Saunders, both of whom criticised Eubank in post-presser interviews, saying that he is in control of his own career and nobody would take the matter out of his hands.
“Frank Warren has tried to force me into signing a contract without my lawyers being able to look at it entirely and agree on it,” confirmed Eubank Jr. “He scheduled a press conference before the contract was even looked at properly to try and rush us into signing and agreeing on terms we don’t want (to).
“There’s no deadline or rushing when it comes to my career. I’ll sign once my management team has gone through and okayed the contract completely,” he added.
Whether the fight can still go ahead on the back Eubank’s latest comments remains to be see as Warren has apparently lined up a possible world title shot as a replacement for what would have been a massive domestic grudge match between the two,
Warren had also stated that more news would come on Thursday evening if Eubank failed to adhere to his wishes, but right now there is still nothing official on an alternative bout for Saunders.
A refund has been offered by Warren to fans who bought tickets for Saunders v Eubank if the contest doesn’t go ahead as originally planned.
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