Feature | Nov 24 2014

Chris Eubank Jnr: I didn’t even know who Billy Joe Saunders was until he called me out

Chris Eubank Jnr turns up for press conference with Billy Joe Saunders all alone, writes Matt Christie

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.


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