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Chris Eubank Jr. made slight favorite to defeat James DeGale on Feb 23

World Boxing News 05/01/2019

📸 Lawrence Lustig

Chris Eubank Jr has been made favorite to overcome James DeGale in their February 23 clash at The O2 in London.

Eubank bids to become a two-time IBO super-middleweight champion. The Brighton man faces former Olympic champion DeGale and bookies at Betway believe he can do it.

Betway’s Alan Alger said: “We’ve been waiting some time for this fight to be announced but it’s still extremely hard to call a favourite.

“Chris Eubank Jr is our marginal favourite at 8/11. James DeGale is not far away at 11/10 The draw is a little shorter than is often the case in boxing at 20/1.

“Though DeGale has more experience at the top level under his belt, there has to be question marks over whether he’s as sharp as he once was and Eubank Jr has a big point to prove after his defeat to George Groves.”

Betway – Boxing – Upcoming Fights

Chris Eubank Jnr v James DeGale:

Eubank Jnr 8/11
Draw 20/1
DeGale 11/10

Tickets are on sale to the Public at midday on Monday 7 Jan. Tickets available from www.AXS.com and Inner Ringside/VIP Hospitality from www.sportandmusic.co.uk.

This fight will be shown exclusively on ITV Box Office. For further information and updates, please go to www.itvboxoffice.com.



News of the DeGale v Eubank Jr showdown follows the announcement at the end of December. Two major world title fights to be shown free to air on ITV4 as part of the broad scope of the ITV and PBC deal. 

On Sunday, January 13, Jose Uzcategui defends his IBF Super Middleweight World Championship against unbeaten top challenger Caleb Plant.  Coverage will come live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The following weekend, on 19 January, ITV4’s coverage will come live from Las Vegas. Manny Pacquiao will defend his WBA world welterweight title against Adrien Broner.  

The exclusive ITV4 coverage will also include the much-anticipated showdown between Badou Jack and Marcus Browne for the WBA Interim Light Heavyweight title. 

Late last year, ITV announced a ground-breaking new deal with Haymon Sports. Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) will bring exclusive coverage of exciting PBC world-class boxing events to ITV viewers and fight fans in the UK.

For more visit Betway here: https://sports.betway.com/en/sports/cat/boxing

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