News | Feb 22 2019

Chris Eubank Jr promises a ‘masterclass’ against James DeGale

But James DeGale dismisses the influence of Chris Eubank Jr’s new trainer
James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr
James DeGale & Chris Eubank Jr Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

JAMES DEGALE has questioned the wisdom of Chris Eubank Jr hiring a new trainer to prepare him for Saturday’s grudge match at The O2 Arena.

The rival super-middleweights finally fight in London after years of ill-feeling between them, and the 29-year-old Eubank Jnr does so for the first time since recruiting the little-known Nate Vasquez.

DeGale has long proven himself the superior technician of the two fighters but at 33, towards the end of a tough career and after multiple injuries, is showing signs of a physical decline, providing his opponent with a potential advantage.