BILLY JOE SAUNDERS has branded old rival Chris Eubank Jnr as a ‘fraud’ and feels WBA ‘world’ middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs would reveal that should they fight each other.
Saunders outpointed Eubank last year and will face WBO world champion Andy Lee at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
Last Saturday, Eubank stopped Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan (whom Saunders has also beaten) in seven to earn a fight with Jacobs but Saunders was far from impressed.
“The truth of the matter is that Eubank Jr does not belong at world level – he’s a phony, it’s as simple as that,” he said.
“I wasn’t impressed with his win over Gary O’Sullivan who I’ve already beat. He thinks he can fool the public with a win like that but he can’t.
“His aim now is to move up and fight the best guys in the world but we saw what happened the last time he stepped up a notch and faced me, he was badly exposed. The same thing will happen with him if he fights someone like Danny Jacobs for the WBA title.”
After beating Spike, Eubank immediately stated he wants a rematch with Saunders and Billy Joe would be more than happy to oblige.
“You’re not the best middleweight in your own country and you want to fight a world champion and say you’re going to beat him? I think it’s delusion and he thinks he’s greater than he actually is,” he barked.
“Sooner rather than later he’s going to get exposed again as the fraud that he is. You can keep talking but eventually you have to back it up in the ring against top level fighters. He’s won his last fight now he’s back talking shit again like he’s the best fighter in history.
“If he has the balls to fight again, which I doubt, I would happily hand him another beating but this time in even more convincing fashion.”