The grudge match between James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr. goes back a number of years, from an infamous spar that ignited the rivalry. This fight takes us back to the days when a fight was made based on the demand for it, not necessarily a title contender for either winner; yet still the stakes are high. Expect the loser to have a long road back to the top, that for DeGale would be disastrous and most likely career ending.
Both are counter-punchers, Eubank Jr known for his fast combinations and not just his father’s name as many will argue. If Eubank Jr. can utilize better footwork than we’ve previously seen we could see a late stoppage for Eubank Jr.
James DeGale Vs Chris Eubank Jr. Betting Odds
- James DeGale (+120) vs Chris Eubank Jr (-163)
James DeGale at one point was the best boxer in Britain, a string of injuries has cumulated in a slight decline of his abilities. Technically he’s the more gifted boxer than Eubank Jr, but Eubank Jr is the better athlete who performs at an incredible work-rate.
It will be an intriguing match-up, depending on the mind-set of particular Eubank Jr. if he can keep his cool otherwise and implement his game plan otherwise James DeGale will point his way to a victory by decision.
Don’t miss this grudge match taking place Saturday February 23rd at the 02 Arena, London.
Insider Pick: Chris Eubank Jr. by stoppage in the later rounds