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Chris Eubank Jr. hopes to land fight with James DeGale this year

Eubank Jr. talks about the bad blood between him and James DeGale.

Boxing at The O2 Arena Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

IBF super middleweight titlist James DeGale is set to unify titles with WBC champion Badou Jack tomorrow, but Chris Eubank Jr. is hoping that he’ll soon be able to get in on the action. Eubank Jr. says he has some bad blood with DeGale, and tells WBN that it all stems from a sparring session at the gym:

“It all began after sparring with him in the gym. I was beating him up round after round and he didn’t like it," Eubank Jr. exclusively told World Boxing News.

“After we finished sparring, he told me and my Dad to get out of the gym. He was shouting his mouth off and was very rude towards us because of what happened during our sparring.”

Eubank Jr. continues on by referencing DeGale as a person that’s pretty easy to dislike and says that he’d like an opportunity to put hands on DeGale again in front of a wide auidence.

“He’s just not a very likeable guy and I would love to fight him later this year so I could give him the same sort of beating again in front of the publics eyes.”

In the meanwhile Eubank Jr. has made a move to super middleweight to take on lightly regarded IBO titlist Reynold Quinlan next month. It has been stated that Eubank Jr. intends on campaigning in both the middleweight and super middleweight divisions going forward as he seeks out the biggest opportunities available.

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