Last month, Chris Eubank Jr grabbed plenty of attention whilst beating Nick Blackwell to claim the British title.
On that occasion, Blackwell gave a dogged performance and ended up in an injury-induced coma shortly after the fight and Eubank Jr was a real gentleman in the aftermath, even offering to go up and visit Blackwell in the hospital.
However, Eubank Jr won’t be so friendly with Billy Joe Saunders if he gets his way. So far, Eubank has lost just once during his professional career – and that defeat came against Saunders. Eubank Jr, son of the legendary Chris Eubank Sr, is keen to avenge that loss as he looks to make his name on the international stage.
In fact, Eubank Jr still believes that he was treated unfairly that day as he lost on a split-decision and wasn’t allowed the opportunity to face Saunders in an immediate rematch. But now he’s more than earned a second chance and the boxing world are waiting with bated breath for confirmation of what could be one of the biggest middleweight fights in British boxing for quite some time.
Later this month, Saunders was due to face Max Bursak but that fight has now been postponed. While Coral are currently were offering just 1/12 on Saunders in their boxing betting markets, the postponement has opened the door to a potential rematch between Eubank and Saunders and the fight that everybody wants to see could be ON.
If Saunders was to go ahead and fight Eubank Jr, it would certainly be another huge win for boxing as a sport. In fact, Coral’s boxing betting markets would make a killing in Eubank Jr’s next fight – especially if it was against Billy Joe Saunders. There aren’t many potential bouts for Eubank right now, he’s ready to avenge that defeat, particularly as both fighters now have belts to put on the line.
It is all ifs and buts right now, but a proposed fight between two of Britain’s top prospects is plausible if nothing else. While it wouldn’t quite be as highly anticipated as say Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury, it would still help to enhance British boxing even further – which can only be good for boxing fans across the United Kingdom. The supporters want a Eubank Jr-Saunders rematch, it’s now up to the organisers to get planning..