Brit rivals Billy Joe Saunders, and Chris Eubank Jr. found time to continue their long-running feud as the coronavirus lockdown keeps boxers out of the ring.
The pair, who met in November 2011 as Saunders took a wafer-thin decision, have been at each other’s throats as rematch rumors persist.
As Saunders is criticized from all angles due to a domestic violence video, Eubank Jr. has waded in with his views.
“So Billy Joe Saunders, a woman beating, COVID-19 hoaxing, drug-abusing, police impersonating Moron,” said Eubank Jr. “Oh yeah, paid a vulnerable woman to punch an innocent man in the face as well.
“How many more chances is this idiot going to get before his license is taken away for a reasonable amount of time?
“As fighters at the top, the kids look up to us, copying what we do inside and outside of the ring. Having Billy Joe Saunders as a boxing representative is an injustice to all women suffering in abusive relationships and to the kids who look to learn from us as ambassadors.”
Responding, Saunders tweeted back a shush emoji accompanied by a photo of his victory.
— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) April 1, 2020
Eubank Jr. has been working with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. during the quarantine period, keeping sharp ahead of an expected return before the end of the year.
The pair work together at Jones’s home gym on the United States’s East Coast.
“My lockdown/quarantine is being spent at @RealRoyJonesJr private farm and gym in Pensacola, Florida. I’m using this time to work on my craft and add new dimensions to my game,” pointed out the Brighton man.
Also, Eubank Jr. found time to give his followers some sound tips while everyone has significant time on their hands.
“My only advice during this time is to work on YOU! Never again in our lifetimes will there be this much time without distractions to work on.
“Think about, read, write, draw, plan, paint, study, invent, cook , or practice everything you’ve always wanted but never had the time.”
On the other hand, Saunders has been suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control and is awaiting news of a hearing to get his license back.