News | Feb 21 2019

Reaction to Chris Eubank Jr sparring partner picking James DeGale to WIN grudge match

Denis Douglin's comments surprise both Chris Eubank Jr and James DeGale ahead of their clash on Saturday
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James DeGale & Chris Eubank Jr Press conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

UNEXPECTEDLY Chris Eubank Jr’s sparring partner Denis Douglin has picked Junior’s opponent James DeGale to win their February 23 contest at the O2 Arena in London.

Douglin spent six week’s in Eubank’s training camp in Brighton sparring with the Briton and living with him. Having returned to Las Vegas Douglin told Jeff Mayweather’s youtube channel: “I’m picking DeGale, man. I feel bad saying it but I just think DeGale is more intelligent in the ring and that’s what it comes down to.

“Eubank is not going to fade but I just think DeGale is too crafty. It was just little things in sparring that I was doing and he didn’t know how to handle it.