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
    52

Pigg

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Oct 11, 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.
Eubank clearly considers he's beyond mere British title level, but him and Liam Williams would be a cracking fight.
 
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Pigg

Wilson
Oct 11, 2012
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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.
Are they attaching any spurious 'title' to this fight?
 
Jul 6, 2012
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france
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.
yep, the build up should be fun as well.
 
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TheBoxingMadMan

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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.

https://www.worldboxingnews.net/2019/01/29/chez-nihell-degale-eubank-jr-debut/

@beadybea One to watch out for?
 
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Jun 4, 2012
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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.

https://www.worldboxingnews.net/2019/01/29/chez-nihell-degale-eubank-jr-debut/

@beadybea One to watch out for?
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 a fight from 3 years ago...

Pretty square on, doesn't turn his hips into hooks properly when his opponent is on the ropes...not too hard to hit. Not poor by any means, but if he's throwing arm punches and getting tagged with ease, with very average footwork at 28, you wonder how much better he is at 31 given that he has not been in dedicated boxing training for any of that time.

 
Reactions: SouthpawCounter
Oct 21, 2016
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I really believe Eubank will win this fight, we all know he's going to be made to miss and look silly and he really does struggle with Southpaws but unlike Groves and Saunders, Degale can not emotionally take himself out of a fight.

He doesn't have the jab or power that Groves had to make Eubank hesitant to swarm forward and he will tire. His habit of voluntarily going to the ropes is something that will never leave him and as much as I have slated Eubank boxing ability, against a static target he is deadly.
 

TheBoxingMadMan

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Mar 24, 2018
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His main sparring partner for the Groves fight was a 6 foot 7 cruiserweight?!


Surely at some point somebody, even the tea lady, must have thought this isn't going to help??
 
Reactions: dkos
Jun 3, 2013
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Eubank to look like a retard again. He's shit at world level, complete shit. Unless DeGale has lost the function to move and forgotten how to box completely, he has the ability to beat Eubank easily.