Pre-Fight Chris Eubank v James DeGale ITV PPV Feb 23rd

Eubank v Degale

  • Eubank KO

    Votes: 16 36.4%
  • Eubank Points

    Votes: 19 43.2%
  • Degale KO

    Votes: 2 4.5%
  • Degale Points

    Votes: 7 15.9%

  • Total voters
    44
Sep 22, 2014
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#41
I think it's a close enough fight and should be competitive.

I can see them both having success based on the others shortcomings. So DeGale could box himself into a lead and counter Eubank, based on jr's non existent footwork and just wanting to telegraph power shots.

Whereas I can see Eubank having success blasting away in combination as DeGale sags on the ropes trying to get a little breather here and there.

It has the potential to be aids for the eyes but I actually think it could be an epic, with DeGale having slid enough and Eubank never having reached elite with something to prove?
 
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Alf

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#44
I wonder if the WBA regular will find it's way into this fight. I'd imagine Canelo is returning to 160 and that decision will have been made before this fight rolls around.
 
May 22, 2015
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It's PBC, so they only use a licensed promoter to basically act as a sort of host at pressers etc. In this case it's Richard Poxon. But it's not really, PBC made the fight, they did all the relevant deals. Poxon's just the hired guy.
So you reckon it will be Poxon fighters on undercard?
 
Jun 4, 2012
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#48
Don't give a shit about the fight really, but Eubank should win. Degale at his best would have outboxed him, but even at his best he liked to take rounds off and make life tough for himself. The guy who had two tough fights with Truax lies on the ropes way too much, and that is ideal for someone like Eubank who has a great work rate, fast hands and decent combinations. Movement and a jab cause Eubank the most trouble, so for the moments that Degale can muster the energy to do that...he should win, but it won't be for enough rounds or enough of a given round to stop him losing the fight.

Late Eubank stoppage could be possible too, although overall Degale has shown good resilience, so Eubank points would be my pick.
 
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Alf

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#49
So you reckon it will be Poxon fighters on undercard?
I wasn't aware he had any tbh, but if he does, then I guess a couple he's involved with will be. Both Kody Davis and Joe Joyce are Brits with links to the PBC, so I'd imagine they'll definitely be on, but again that will be nothing to do with Poxon.

I'd guess those are the main fights, outside of that, they could maybe pick up a British or Commonwealth title fight if they can find a gap somewhere not under the control of the other UK promoters.

Possibly one or two of PBC's American prospects too in stay busy affairs.
 
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We have been here before, saying that Eubank will wear down an older, fading British rival.

But in this instance, I do believe Eubank will wear down an older, fading British rival.
 
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I wasn't aware he had any tbh, but if he does, then I guess a couple he's involved with will be. Both Kody Davis and Joe Joyce are Brits with links to the PBC, so I'd imagine they'll definitely be on, but again that will be nothing to do with Poxon.

I'd guess those are the main fights, outside of that, they could maybe pick up a British or Commonwealth title fight if they can find a gap somewhere not under the control of the other UK promoters.

Possibly one or two of PBC's American prospects too in stay busy affairs.
Kody won't mate.

He's boxing Morgan Jones for the Welsh title around the same time.
 
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Dazl1212

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#53
This is a bit like Brook-Khan (or Pacquiao-Khan, for that matter) - I'd have been interested a few years ago, but now am really not. I'd watch if it were free, obviously, but no way would I pay for this. I imagine Eubank will win, as DeGale has looked seriously dreadful for a while... but then Eubank looked so bloody awful against Groves that I'll never again feel confident backing him.
That fight summed up the Eubank for me a flashy athlete but British level fighter. I dont know what Degale has left but he should beat him if hes half the fighter he was.
 
Aug 28, 2014
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#54
It's all about how much Degale has left and I think people are underestimating him a bit here. Yes, he is on the slide but it was only a year ago that he took Badou Jack to draw. The result may have been debatable but it was a close, competitive fight and tough one for both men. Now imagine what Jack would do to Eubank.
2 years ago and it wasnt a draw Jack won, I think the 12th round ruined DeGale

Also the Truax fights were shocking, he could not stop Truax from walking right through him in the first then in the second he clinched his way through without landing a decent punch, DeGale looks like he has 45% left Eubank should steamroll him
 
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2 years ago and it wasnt a draw Jack won, I think the 12th round ruined DeGale

Also the Truax fights were shocking, he could not stop Truax from walking right through him in the first then in the second he clinched his way through without landing a decent punch, DeGale looks like he has 45% left Eubank should steamroll him
It was a draw mate and a fair one at that. I don't buy this myth that Jack was robbed in any way whatsoever. I wouldn't complain had he won but equally wouldn't complain if degale got the nod.

On another point regarding this fight, there's a decent interview with Ronnie davies on seconds out where he is very honest about jnr and what he's like to work with etc. Not really anything we didn't know but good to see that Davies isn't just towing the line and blowing smoke up jnrs arse all the while. He comes across as he doesn't really like the kid imo but is doing his bit for him as a favour to senior.