Chris Eubank v James DeGale ITV PPV Feb 23rd

Eubank v Degale

  • Eubank KO

    Votes: 18 34.6%
  • Eubank Points

    Votes: 21 40.4%
  • Degale KO

    Votes: 3 5.8%
  • Degale Points

    Votes: 10 19.2%

  • Total voters
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Jun 10, 2014
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Saw that earlier. Why does he bother with the petulant wee prick?? gets paid well I assume? Loyalty to Sr?
Pretty much nailed it i think.Sentimental reasons after his time with Snr.Must be infuriating though,just being a token man in the corner not getting listened to.
 

Wig

Jan 26, 2014
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Agreed. He’s all wrong for this version of the shot toothless balding saggy backed chunky.
Creative description. Not checked chunkys back recently but he’s a shot fighter to my acute eye, could well be sporting the type of saggy grandpa back shot old retired withered grey haired old VLAD took the chinny robot life and death with...
 
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Jun 6, 2012
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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.
DeGale is done mate....

Those 4 fights in America (along with all the injuries) have caught up on him.

48 tough rounds on the road (Dirrel, Bute, Medina & Jack) he followed that up with another draining 24 rounds against Traux.

One thing we know for sure about DeGale is he gets lazy/tired after 5/6 rounds.

One thing we know for sure about Eubank is he’s tough as fuck and we keep going deep into the fight.

I can see DeGale schooling Eubank for the first 4 rounds but then he’ll get sloppy (as he always does) & Eubank will come on strong late.

I can see this one being very close on the cards
 
May 26, 2013
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DeGale is done mate....

Those 4 fights in America (along with all the injuries) have caught up on him.

48 tough rounds on the road (Dirrel, Bute, Medina & Jack) he followed that up with another draining 24 rounds against Traux.

One thing we know for sure about DeGale is he gets lazy/tired after 5/6 rounds.

One thing we know for sure about Eubank is he’s tough as fuck and we keep going deep into the fight.

I can see DeGale schooling Eubank for the first 4 rounds but then he’ll get sloppy (as he always does) & Eubank will come on strong late.

I can see this one being very close on the cards
You're probably right. Although I still keep thinking about how one sided the Groves fight was and how badly Eubank was outclassed. Forget the ridiculous score cards, the best you could give Eubank was the last round when Groves had one arm, and even that is debatable. Then were also at least two (maybe even three) legitimate knock downs that ref somehow ignored so cards of 120-106 would have been more accurate than what we ended up with. Then when you factor in Eubanks lack of size and punching power at this weight I feel that Degale will need to be really shot to pieces to lose this one. Maybe I am not given Eubank enough credit, but then on top of everything I've just said it's not like he will have learned anything from the beating Groves gave him. In his mind he probably still thinks it was close. But we will see.
 
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Degale can not take himself out of fights emotionally. Trust me he will stand and trade with Eubank and get hurt in the process.
 
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You're probably right. Although I still keep thinking about how one sided the Groves fight was and how badly Eubank was outclassed. Forget the ridiculous score cards, the best you could give Eubank was the last round when Groves had one arm, and even that is debatable. Then were also at least two (maybe even three) legitimate knock downs that ref somehow ignored so cards of 120-106 would have been more accurate than what we ended up with. Then when you factor in Eubanks lack of size and punching power at this weight I feel that Degale will need to be really shot to pieces to lose this one. Maybe I am not given Eubank enough credit, but then on top of everything I've just said it's not like he will have learned anything from the beating Groves gave him. In his mind he probably still thinks it was close. But we will see.

Very different styles, groves has a ram rod jab and the power to make eubank think very carefully about rushing in. Degale is a slick boxer with fast hands, but not a big puncher and doesn't have the jab of groves, eubank will be able to bull degale after the mid rounds and pin him on the ropes
 
Jun 3, 2012
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I keep thinking that each fight Eubank has will be the one that persuades him to move back down to middleweight. If he can't get by this version of DeGale then maybe this is the one... but I fear not. Will check the headlines late that night; I am interested in this fight, but not in a way that makes me want to spend money on PPV. It feels to me as though Eubank thinks that there is more money at Super Middleweight than at Middle, so his plan is to wait until all the top guys retire, then clean up without ever beating anyone with a pulse. Would be much more interested had he stayed at middle.
 
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Jun 17, 2012
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Tickets in the upper tier are £70 for this.

Given that the undercard currently stands at 0 fights, that has to be highlighted as a joke.
 
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Tickets in the upper tier are £70 for this.

Given that the undercard currently stands at 0 fights, that has to be highlighted as a joke.
Eddie has said numerous times that the eubank are unrealistic when it comes to all of that stuff. I honestly can't see this selling well, be that in the arena or on box office. With prices like that your on the back foot straight away.

Then again maybe I'm wrong and there's numerous people willing to pay well over the odds for a crap ticket.
 
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sounds like jr is taking it serious for once. got an actual trainer and mentioned Sr might not even be in the corner
 

Wig

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Eddie has said numerous times that the eubank are unrealistic when it comes to all of that stuff. I honestly can't see this selling well, be that in the arena or on box office. With prices like that your on the back foot straight away.

Then again maybe I'm wrong and there's numerous people willing to pay well over the odds for a crap ticket.
“Eddie Hearns said...”
 
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May 26, 2013
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Very different styles, groves has a ram rod jab and the power to make eubank think very carefully about rushing in. Degale is a slick boxer with fast hands, but not a big puncher and doesn't have the jab of groves, eubank will be able to bull degale after the mid rounds and pin him on the ropes
He can bang a bit when he sits down on his shots. He dropped Jack with a nice back hand so his power shouldn't be dismissed and it's not like Eubank is hard to find. Plus he is pretty small for a SMW, a guy like Traux is clearly naturally bigger and can actually use his feet to cut off the ring and apply educated pressure. There are still too many things up in the air about both men to make a firm prediction either way imo.
 
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Any news on what the undercard could be? Me and my lass are talking about going down to London to watch this but £70 minimum seems alot for first haymon card in UK. I'm expecting a really bad undercard
 
Jun 17, 2012
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Any news on what the undercard could be? Me and my lass are talking about going down to London to watch this but £70 minimum seems alot for first haymon card in UK. I'm expecting a really bad undercard
There are some for 50 in the corners.

Undercard wise, nothing announced, not even a v TBA. There's a Queensbury card on the same night, I wouldn't get hopes up of many meaningful additions.
 
Jun 3, 2012
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DeGale might be wishing he kept that belt.
Quite - surely better to go out having one last big night against a tough mandatory on proper television rather than this? If he loses to Eubank then he has lost to a guy who was losing everything to Groves and then even went life and death (and arguably still lost the round) when Groves only had one arm. Given the history between DeGale and Groves, and how little the world at large cares about this fight, I'm amazed that DeGale has chosen this route. You can't give up a world title to 'make the big fights', then fight Chris Eubank Jr and expect anything other than scepticism.
 
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