Eubank Jr.—O’Sullivan Final Eliminator Tonight

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Eubank Jr.—O’Sullivan Final Eliminator Tonight
Tonight’s fight is an eliminator with the victor to possibly get a title shot at WBA champ Daniel Jacobs.

Eubank Jr.—O’Sullivan Final Eliminator Tonight

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Eubank Jr.—O’Sullivan Final Eliminator Tonight
Tonight’s fight is an eliminator with the victor to possibly get a title shot at WBA champ Daniel Jacobs.

Tonight’s fight is an eliminator with the victor to possibly get a title shot at WBA champ Daniel Jacobs.
Tonight’s fight is an eliminator with the victor to possibly get a shot at WBA World middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs.

When 26-year-old Chris Eubank Jr. (20-1, 15 KOs), fought Tony Jeter (20-5-1, 14 KOs) at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, on October 24, it took him less than four minutes to TKO the 40-year-old American known as “Mo Better.”

After landing a few rangefinder jabs and a couple of body shots, Eubank unleashed an explosive right that drove Jeter into the ropes, which kept him from flying into the ringside seats and was ruled a knockdown.

Eubank wasted no time and jumped on Jeter at the start of the next round, landing lefts and rights at will, which prompted the referee Howard Foster to wave it off just 29 seconds into round two.

With that win WBA #2 ranked Eubank, from Brighton, Sussex, UK,  set up all British Isles showdown with #11 ranked Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-1, 15 KOs), from Cork, Ireland, on December 12 at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London England.

A war of words between Eubank and O’Sullivan had been brewing for some time.

O’Sullivan, who according to Sky Sports has been wrestling alligators in preparation for Eubank, said, “I think he’s an arrogant guy and he’s living off his father’s name. I don’t think he’s as good as his father and he’s got a big high profile. If he didn’t have the name Chris Eubank, he wouldn’t be where he is—no chance. If he was called Pat Murphy, he’d be nowhere near where he is now. Come December 13, all his ambitions will be finished, down the drain. After I knock him out, there’ll be no realistic chance he’ll get Gennady Golovkin any time soon.”

Eubank doesn’t appreciate the name-calling. He told Sky Sports, “Spike O’Sullivan has a very good record and a very big mouth. The fight will happen on December 12 and he’s going to get everything that he’s been asking for over the last two or three years. He’s been stalking me online so he gets to put his money where his mouth is. I think it’ll be one of those classic fights because it’s a grudge match. There’s no love lost and that’s what the public want to see—fighters with some type of emotion. There’s no ‘good luck mate.’ We really want to beat each other.”

How bad? Bad enough that O’Sullivan planted a kiss on Eubank’s lips during the weigh-in.

Kisses might be sweeter than wine, but they’re not sweeter than the sweet science.

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.


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