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Warren dangles Saunders rematch carrot in front of Eubank Jr.

Phil D. Jay 17/01/2015

Frank Warren has stated that a second clash between British middleweight rivals Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr could be on the cards should both make it through their world title tests unscathed.

The promoter has already sealed an interim WBA championship contest for Eubank Jr in February against Dmitry Chudinov and is involved with the WBO in discussions to make a mandatory title bout between Andy Lee and Saunders in the spring or summer.

If both Saunders and Eubank can be successful in picking up the belts, Warren has plans afoot to pit the two together again on the back of their entertaining see-saw battle last November.

“This fight versus Chudinov is a good step up for Eubank,” said Warren. “Billy Joe Saunders is going to fight Andy Lee (at some point), so there’s a rematch there for Chris Eubank Jr.

“It’s a great, controversial time for boxing,” he added.

The fact that Saunders sneaked past Eubank in a UK Fight of the Year contender leaves the door firmly open for Warren to build-up a massive return, potentially in the autumn, with the possibility of a world title being on the line only adding more spice to another grudge match.

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