Boxing News At Five | Jul 12 2019

Boxing News at Five: Eubank Jnr keen to fight “drug cheat” Saunders, Derevyanchenko fears he will be ignored by Alvarez and Golovkin

Chris Eubank Jnr says Billy Joe Saunders shouldn't hold a world title but will happily take it from him, and Sergiy Derevyanchenko plays the waiting game
Chris Eubank Jr
James DeGale & Chris Eubank Jr Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

CHRIS Eubank Jnr says without him Billy Joe Saunders is a “nobody” and would like to fight the new WBO super-middleweight champion for a second time in the near future.

Eubank Jnr and Saunders first met in 2015 and it was Saunders who capitalised on his opponent’s inexperience and rough edges to take a 12-round decision. Now, almost four years on, both hold spurious versions of world titles and, like a divorced couple, are still mentioning each other but claiming they’re over it.

“It’s funny. I haven’t thought about the guy for years really,” Eubank told Starsport.