News | Dec 02 2014

EXCLUSIVE Ronnie Davies: Chris Eubank Jnr did not produce against Billy Joe Saunders

Ronnie Davies explains his disappointment to Matt Christie while looking ahead to the future of Chris Eubank Jnr
Chris Eubank Jr's trainer

Did you think Chris Eubank Jnr deserved the decision over Billy Joe Saunders?
Ronnie Davies: I thought he’d [Eubank Jnr] just lost it. I told him before the fight not to give any of the early rounds away. You just can’t do that in championship fights. I knew that would suit Billy Joe, if he didn’t get off to a good start. I told him he was giving it away after a few rounds. He came back well, but then he had two fights. The first was to wipe out the deficit, and the second was to then go on and win. What’s the point of that? If he’d have started earlier, he could have won the fight.

How did he take the decision afterwards?
He wasn’t that bad afterwards. He realises he should have started better. It’s just a lesson isn’t it? Next time he’ll do it. Good fight, though. I thought Billy Joe boxed well, he fought the right fight but I was disappointed with Chris because he never got off early. He seemed to be lacking sharpness. I don’t know why, but he didn’t have his usual zip, it was gone. We’ve got to sort that out and work out why he didn’t.

Billy Joe Saunders v Chris Eubank Jnr British, European & Commonwealth Middleweight Title's & WBO Middleweight Title Final Eliminator


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