News | Feb 19 2019

Joe Calzaghe analyses DeGale vs. Eubank Jr and picks winner

Joe Calzaghe breaks down Saturday's super-middleweight grudge match, and says he is "impressed" by WBA champion Callum Smith

FORMER undisputed world super-middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe is backing southpaw skills and a touch of class to prevail when James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr collide this Saturday (February 23) in London.

That he is siding with DeGale, the southpaw with a touch of class, should come as no surprise, but Calzaghe, a classy southpaw in his own right, has seen enough of both to make a fair assessment and believes the discrepancy in natural size could also be a factor on fight night.

“It’s an interesting fight,” Calzaghe, who retired in 2008 with a 46-0 [32] professional record, told Boxing News. “Eubank Jr has obviously come up in weight and based on his last big fight he has a lot to prove as a super-middleweight. James DeGale also has a lot to prove. Has he still got anything left in the tank?


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