JJ McDonagh didn’t hold back in his assessment of Chris Eubank Jr. after the pair shared three rounds in Saudi Arabia recently.
The Irishman was forced to retire after three rounds due to a shoulder injury. McDonagh was subsequently accused of ducking out of the fight by Eubank.
As Gabriel Clark interviewed the pair in the ring, Eubank made his feelings perfectly clear, leading to McDonagh offering to trade blows again there and then.
Despite having some time to think about the incident, McDonagh was still damning in his verdict of Eubank’s persona.
“I thought as much as Eubank before, but he really is an arrogant stuck up little t***!,” McDonagh exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I have utmost respect for his team Ronnie and Anthony, and I’m a big fan of his fathers, but Jnr is arrogant ignorant t*** who’s so far up his own arse.
“He carries no class or respect and who really cares what he thinks? This is the same guy that thought he was better than Mayweather and wanted to fight Tony Bellew at a catchweight. The same guy who bottled it from Gennady Golovkin and carried his title around as if it was the WBC belt. T***!.”
Asked about the injury, McDonagh admitted the ailment wasn’t fully one hundred percent going in.
“I was only just recovering from the shoulder injury. So when I felt it go in the 2nd round, it was a case of damage limitation,” he explained.
“We were hoping it was fully healed but it wasn’t. Thankfully the doctor said I haven’t done too much more damage.”
On what could be next for him, McDonagh said he’d like to fight some of those who gave him stick for pulling out.
“There’s a couple of boxers in Ireland that have bad mouthed me and want to drag back down to domestic level.
“I want to fight Chris Blaney (who trained by Ricky Hatton) for the Irish title. This can happen on December 7th on a show in Ireland put on by my management team.
“He’s had some bad words to say about me recently and about my performance against Eubank. If he’s so confident I will put our purses up, winner takes all.
“If he rejects to fight me December 7th, then he can’t use my name no more. After I demolish him, I will look for a rematch with Eubank after he loses to Degale in December,” McDonagh stated.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay