CHRIS EUBANK JNR cut a confident figure in London today as he attended a press conference alongside November 29 rival Billy Joe Saunders for the first time. Perhaps mindful of the criticism that has surrounded previous no-shows – namely that his father engineered the absences – the 25-year-old keenly answered questions and went to verbal war without Eubank Snr present.
“It’s part of the job,” said a relaxed Eubank Jnr. “I’ve come along without security, without my father and without my trainer. I told my father to stay at home and put his feet up. He doesn’t need to listen to Saunders go on and on for an hour. I know I haven’t turned up before but quite frankly I’ve had more important things to do. Like training.”
Saunders, equally content, chuckled and altered his cap.