HELLO again… I took a step back for a couple of weeks (probably to the joy of some readers) due to a close family illness a but it gave me the chance to weigh up the fight scene as it is, and I came to the conclusion that the middleweights are the exciting division for Britain at the moment.
The Chris Eubank Jnr fight against Tony Jeter was, as expected, a mismatch although the 39-year-old Jeter gave all he could. To be fair it was not much apart from courage. I wanted to see what difference the addition of Adam Booth to his training camp had on him and although four minutes was not much of a yardstick I feel that had Eubank had the same determination against Billy Joe Saunders the result may have been different.
However, before there is any thought of a return, Eubank will have to overcome the tough as teak Irish man Spike O’Sullivan who can also whack a bit as witnessed by many when delivering his ‘Good night Vienna’ sleeping tablet on countryman Anthony Fitzgerald last year.
Saunders has the unenviable task of trying to unhinge Andy Lee from his WBO title. Looking at the Boxing News rankings I would have thought Lee should be ranked No.3 and Peter Quillin at No.4, not the other way round as Lee had to travel to Quillin’s back yard to get a result which took far more class. We have the top ranked Miguel Cotto taking on the No.1 super-welterweight Saul Alvarez, David Lemieux (No.5) is out of the picture after Golovkin wiped him out, while Quillin is due to fight No.8 Daniel Jacobs. So if Eubank can overcome O’Sullivan I think he would beat Daniel Geale and Hassan N’Dam; six and seven respectively. That should leave Lee fighting Eubank for the unenviable task of fighting Golovkin.
But Lee versus Eubank would leave Adam Booth with a bit of a headache but I think we all have a good idea which way he would go?