Billy Joe Saunders to fight Chris Eubank Jr on Fury-Chisora card

16/09/2014 07:28

European middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (20-0, 11 KOs) will fight Chris Eubank Jnr (17-0, 12 KOs) as chief support to the November 29 heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) at the ExCel arena, London.

Originally, Fury-Chisora II was scheduled for July 26 in Manchester, but it was postponed until November 22 at the ExCel arena after Chisora fractured his left hand during his final sparring session eight days before the fight. Now rescheduled to one week later, but in the same arena.

Promoter Frank Warren has now announced on the card will be an all-British middleweight showdown between Saunders and Eubank Jnr.

The undefeated rivals have swapped insults over the last couple of years and will now get the chance to sort out their differences in the ring.

Saunders will make the first defence of the European title he won by eighth-round stoppage of  Italian fighter Emanuele Blandamura in his last outing in July.

Eubank Jnr has knocked out 12 of his 17 opponents including the last nine, but is taking a major step up in competition against Saunders.

The son of the legendary Chris Eubank has been recently training alongside Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

Promoter Frank Warren said: "This is a fabulous fight between two undefeated British fighters and it has all the ingredients to be a thriller.

"Both men have wanted the fight and I'm delighted that it's going to be on the same show as another big domestic feud between Chisora v Fury.

"Saunders has done everything asked of him so far winning British, Commonwealth, WBO Intercontinental, and European titles and as he's shown, the better the opponent the better he performs. This will certainly be the case against the young Eubank Jnr and he'll take his game to another level.

"While it was unfortunate that Saunders missed out on a shot at the WBO World title recently, I'll be applying to the WBO for this fight to be made an eliminator for the World title."