There remains no love lost between former opponents Bill Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr as the former has now said ‘the whole world’ knows Eubank would take a loss if a proposed fight with a current undisputed champion gets made.
Saunders and Eubank fought on the undercard of Derek Chirosa and Tyson Fury back in November 2014. It was a competitive fight that southpaw Saunders won by split decision before going on to become WBO middleweight champion by beating Andy Lee in 2015.
He was last out in May of 2021, losing by knockout to Canelo Alvarez who retained the WBA, WBO and WBC super middleweight belts. He has since added Caleb Plant’s IBF belt to his collection make himself the division’s undisputed king.
Speaking to IFL TV, Saunders was asked what might happen if Eubank were to get the fight with Canelo he recently called for.
“It’s pointless even talking about it. Look, it’s a payday for him, he can go and get a pay-day, but’s that’s all it will be for him. It’ll be another L. He knows that, and I think the whole world knows that.”
It was then put to Saunders that Eubank is more likely to be facing old rival Conor Benn, and he didn’t give ‘Junior’ much more chance in that fight either.
“I think there’s a few hurdles first. I think, myself, that Conor is a lot younger and fresher, and off [Eubank’s] first performance with Liam Smith when Liam wasn’t injured [and won by knockout] you’ve got to fancy Conor Benn.”
Hurdles there may be, but Benn and Eubank seems very much on the cards for later in the year.