Nick Blackwell ready to prove doubters wrong and beat ‘disrespectful’ Chris Eubank Jr

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Nick Blackwell speaks to George Gigney ahead of his fight with Eubank Jr

NICK BLACKWELL is relishing the underdog status he has been given ahead of his British middleweight title defence against Chris Eubank Jr.

The Trowbridge slugger can be backed at 5/1 with some bookies for his fight at the SSE Arena in Wembley on Saturday night [March 26].

At the pre-fight conference – for which Eubank and his team were over an hour late – Blackwell told Boxing News he is more than ready for fight night.

“I’m looking forward to defending my belt, especially against someone I don’t really like,” he said.

“I know I’m the underdog but I love it, that’s the way it’s always been for me and that’s what I love. I’m ready to prove a lot of people wrong.”

The build-up has become increasingly fraught as time has gone on, with Eubank branding Blackwell ‘boring.’

The champion does not take much from what he calls ‘mind games.’

“He’s a p****. He’s pretending to be something he’s not and is just trying to get under my skin.

“I know I’ve got the advantage in experience. I just can’t wait to get in there. He’s been disrepectful, and he’s doing it again by being late today.”


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