By Yousuf Ali (@boxingubanter)
The chief support for the bumper bill at the O2 arena is an electrifying clash of heavy middleweight punchers; Chris Eubank Jr 20-1 (15Kos) and Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan 22-1(15Kos).
This fight is a final eliminator for the WBA Regular Middleweight World title held by Daniel Jacobs, illustrating the enormity of this fight both on the domestic and world stage. Despite both fighters losing their undefeated records to Billy Joe Saunders, they have recovered and view victory on Saturday night as the start of a new chapter in their career at world level.
In his previous fight Eubank Jr stopped the highly overmatched Tony Jeter in the 2nd round, but his win over Dimitry Chudinov where he stopped the Russian in the final round is a performance he will look to repeat on Saturday.
Eubank Jr. has been very vocal in his confidence in his own abilities to perform on Saturday night, he told Sky Sports News “I am ready to go in there and cause some destruction”. As a result of his father Eubank Jr is well known, however he will look to further define his own name with an impressive performance on this massive stage.
The Cork native is looking to upset the odds and gain a world title opportunity, Spike has looked devastating in his recent fights and he comes into the ring on the back of 5 successive knockouts, no doubt he will be looking to extend this. Spike told Sky Sports” I punch that hard that it’s inevitable that I will knock him out”, illustrating the belief Spike has in his power.
This fight is bound to be fought at a high intensity with bombs being thrown throughout and a high probability of a devastating career defining knockout. Despite lots of attention surrounding the main event, this middleweight showdown has the potential to steal the show, with both fighters promising knockouts this fight will certainly light up the O2 arena.by