Back in 2014, Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr met in a middleweight fight for the European, British, and Commonwealth titles, with Saunders building an early lead and surviving a late Eubank charge to win a very close decision.
Yesterday, Eubank (28-2, 21 KO) scored a career-best win over James DeGale, and Saunders (27-0, 13 KO) was watching.
Saunders tweeted out his interest in again facing Eubank:
♂️ ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ I would love to play a game of boxing with @ChrisEubankJr— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) February 23, 2019
Asked about Saunders, Eubank expressed a desire to do it again, too:
“Absolutely, we have history. He has been caught doing drugs, which I can’t condone, but with the rivalry that we have, it’s tough not to want that fight.”
Saunders, who was stripped of his WBO middleweight title for failing a drug test last year, has moved up in weight and is set to face Shefat Isufi on April 13, a fight that may or may not wind up being for the vacant WBO super middleweight title.
As for Eubank’s future, his father has said that he feels it may be time for his son to go back down in weight to 160, that Junior would still be able to make that weight easily and that he’s fought at 168 simply because there have been better opportunities.