Middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. says that he expects to face old rival Billy Joe Saunders once more down the line following their bad-blood clash back in November 2014. 

Saunders claimed a split decision victory over the Brighton man when the pair met at the ExCel Arena over five years ago. Despite the British pair currently operating in different weight classes, Eubank told Sky Sports that he remains hopeful of securing a shot at revenge before hanging up his gloves.

“Me and James [DeGale] are done now. That was probably my biggest grudge match,” said the 30-year-old Eubank (29-2, 22 KOs). “DeGale’s retired though, so that’s laid to rest. Saunders, though – that’s still ongoing. 

“That’s still a fight that can, and probably will, happen at some point in the future. That is a very exciting and interesting fight. Everybody knows that we don’t get along and we don’t like each other. 

“I want to get the fight on. I don’t know about him, but the only issue now is that I’m at middleweight. He’s a super middleweight, but if something came up and a fight could be made, then I’m all for it, of course.”