Eubank Jr dismisses Spike challenge

Chris Eubank Jr is confident of a comprehensive win when he meets long-time rival Spike O’Sullivan on December 12th in London.

The Ireland-England clash acts as chief support to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte’s British and Commonwealth title figh on the ‘Bad Intentions’ PPV card at the O2 Arena.

Ahead of the grudge match, Brighton’s Eubank was far from complementary towards O’Sullivan, describing the Leesider as “a come-forward fighter. His one dimension is to come forward and throw punches.”

Indeed the son of the former two-weight World champ believes that O’Sullivan’s much-vaunted punching power could be his undoing, reasoning that “he’s always talking about his power and how he knocks people out – if that’s what he’s relying on to beat me then it’s gonna be a short night, he’s gonna walk onto a lot of punches and it’s gonna be great for the fans to see.”

Giving his thoughts on the hotly anticipated match-up, Eubank predicted that “once he realises that his slow power shots aren’t gonna be connecting with me, he’s gonna run out of ideas and that’s when I’m gonna take over and stop him, this fight isn’t going twelve rounds.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie