Chris Eubank Jr vs. Stepan Horvath this Saturday

By Boxing News - 06/05/2014 - Comments

eubank7By Scott Gilfoid: Middleweight prospect Chris Eubank Jr. (15-0, 10 KO’s) will be fighting Stepan Horvath (12-3, 4 KO’s) in a scheduled 8 round bout this Saturday night on the Paul Butler vs. Stuart Hall fight card at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom. Eubank Jr, 24, is trying to make his way up the rankings to contender status. He’s being matched against a fighter who has lost 3 out of his last 4 fights in 31-year-old Horvath.

Eubank Jr. sees Horvath as a good fighter because he lasted 8 rounds against Frank Buglioni last year in November before getting knocked out in the 8th. But instead of seeing Horvath as a good fighter, it might be a good possibly that Buglioni is flawed.

“The fact he went eight-rounds at super-middleweight against Buglioni shows that he’s a big, strong, resilient guy, as the majority of the fighters from eastern Europe are, but that won’t detract me from stopping him within four rounds,” Said Eubank Jnr.

The fact that Horvath went 8 rounds against Buglioni is a good sign that Buglioni is all arms and legs, and that he has problems connecting cleanly with opposition even when they’re standing directly in front of him. Eubank Jr fails to mention that in Horvath’s recent fight against Anatoli Hunanyan (3-0), Horvath was knocked out in the 2nd round. So does that mean Horvath doesn’t have a good chin or does it mean that Hunanyan is just so powerful that he was able to take Horvath out much quicker than Buglioni.

Eubank Jr. is coming off of a 7th round TKO win over Robert Swierzbinski last May. Eubank Jr. looked decent but hardly great in that fight. He was slapping too much with his punches, and not looking at all powerful. Even when he was sitting down on his shots, he didn’t look very powerful in the fight.

“I’m looking forward to entertaining the boxing fans in the North East for the first time and showcasing my skills,” Eubank Jr said…The word is out there that I’m the next big thing in British boxing. I’m within touching distance of my first title, things couldn’t be any better. From my perspective I’ve got to look good on Saturday and put on a dominant performance, not let him win a round, and put him away in four.”

Also on Saturday’s card is a cruiserweight match-up between Jon-Lewis Dickinson and Ovill McKenzi and Bradley Saunders vs. Ville Piispanen.

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