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Exclusive: Quinlan claims Eubank Jr. was ‘scared’ at face-to-face, open to future DeGale unification

Joe Hewlett 01/02/2017

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Renald Quinlan has insisted he saw ‘nerves’ and ‘fear’ in the eyes of Chris Eubank Jr at last week’s press conference.

The Australian will be making his debut appearance in England as he defends his IBO super-middleweight title on Saturday against Chris Eubank Jr.

“I’m looking forward to getting in the ring on Saturday it’s going to be a war. At the press conference, last week, I looked into the eyes of Eubank Jr and could tell he was scared,” Quinlan exclusively told World Boxing News.

“He was very nervous and he looked in fear of what he is up against on the weekend, I think he is now realizing the challenge he faces the nearer the fight gets.”

Quinlan believes ITV forming their own box-office channel is great for boxing and has welcomed the idea of boxing on the channel in the future.

“ITV is a huge platform across the UK and worldwide so it is brilliant that they have now created a PPV format. The aim is to win this fight and see what happens in terms of offers for fights but I would like to carry on boxing on ITV after the fight with Eubank Jr,” he said.

The Dunghetti destroyer knows there is a huge opportunity for big clashes later this year for himself if he is victorious on February 4.

James DeGale is a fighter that interests the Australian with the IBO champion admitting he wants to unify the division this year.

“I’m not looking past this fight but I know once I get through the Eubanks I’m on to bigger and better things.

“I want to fight DeGale later this year, he’s a fighter I have the upmost respect for and thought he was a warrior in his fight against Badou Jack.

“The fight was a war and an absolute belter in where both men left it all on the line. I would be more than happy to come back to the UK and fight him. It’s my first time in the UK and I love the place it’s just a shame about the weather.

“Once I’m back home with my belt I will then be speaking to my management team and looking at the next fight.”

Joe Hewlett is a staff writer for WBN. Follow on Twitter @Hewlett95