Game as they come
- Aug 7, 2018
Yeah DeGale has made an idiot of himself here hasn't he tbf
Eubank clearly considers he's beyond mere British title level, but him and Liam Williams would be a cracking fight.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.
Are they attaching any spurious 'title' to this fight?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.
yep, the build up should be fun as well.Eubank has shown he's clearly a level below the very top men and a prime Degale would always be too good for a prime Eubank. However, to my eye, Degale looks shot to bits while Eubank is still young and fresh, Eubank wins, probably on points.
I don't see him going far. He is 31 and is maintaining a full time career in the army. So while he can train, he cannot make his sole focus training, and how many boxers go far by training in their spare time? How many who turn over at 31?This lad has a great pedigree.
LCpl Chez Nihell, 6-time UK Combined Services Champion and England’s reigning ABA Elite Super Heavyweight Champion, will make his pro debut on a massive stage at The O2 on Saturday 23rd February.
The powerful switch hitting counter-puncher won the England Super Heavyweight Title Series belt in 2016. He defended it three times before being crowned ABA Elite Super Heavyweight Champion in 2018.
@beadybea One to watch out for?
That video has had close to 200k views in less than two days. Prominent adverts for the fight during the Six Nations today, and other ITV programming for the past few weeks...
The full 'face to face' between Eubank and DeGale.