DeGale: Eubank Jr. needs more than a big set of balls to beat me

Ringside 14/01/2019

James DeGale has warned UK rival Chris Eubank Jr. he hasn’t got the tools to defeat him when the pair clash on February 23.

‘Chunky’ faces Eubank Jr. for the vacant IBO super-middleweight strap in London. And despite admitting the Brighton man has that fighting spirit, DeGale is confident of victory.


DeGale (📸 Lawrence Lustig), a former two-time IBF super-middleweight champion, said: “When he first turned professional he was calling me out. He’s very deluded.

“On February 23rd I get my chance to deal with this guy good and proper and finish him.

“After Eubank has lost to me I don’t know where he is going to go.  I’m calling this the retirement fight. Whoever losses can knock it on the head, it’s game over.

“He’s got heart and big set of balls but that’s not going to be enough to beat me,” he added.

Former IBF World Featherweight Champion Lee Selby will make his big return to the ring on the show, exclusively live on ITV Box Office.

Selby kicks off 2019 with new and fresh ambitions as he makes a daring move up two weight classes.

He is all set to campaign in the talent-packed Lightweight division. Selby has targeted a second world title belt before the end of the year.


Full details of the undercard and how to access this ITV Box Office PPV event across all platforms will be announced and made available in due course.

Tickets available from www.AXS.com and Inner Ringside/VIP Hospitality from www.sportandmusic.co.uk.

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 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 a much-anticipated showdown. Badou Jack and Marcus Browne meet 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.