O’Sullivan: Eubank Jr. can give Golovkin problems

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By Scott Gilfoid: #13 WBA Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-2, 15 KOs) believes that his former conqueror Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) has the kind of talent that would enable him to give the super talented Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) problems. O’Sullivan is impressed with Eubank Jr’s conditioning.

O’Sullivan says he doesn’t know how good Eubank Jr’s chin is because he didn’t catch him with a clean enough shot in their fight last December. Eubank Jr. won that fight by a 7th round knockout. O’Sullivan did appear to shake Eubank Jr. up in the early rounds before he gassed out and stopped throwing punches.

Golovkin could be facing Eubank Jr. in September in the UK. We’re going to find out this week if the fight can get made. If Eubank Jr’s promoter Eddie Hearn isn’t able to negotiate the fight with Triple G this week, then it’s likely Golovkin’s management will look in another direction towards someone else.

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‘You want to put Eubank Jr with Golovkin or Jacobs? I don’t think so’ – Warren

eubank46663444By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Frank Warren doesn’t see #1 WBA Chris Eubank Jr. (21-1, 16 KOs), in his present form, as being ready to fight the likes of WBA “regular” champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) or IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs). Warren questions Eubank Jr’s defensive skills or lack thereof, and his lack of huge punching power. Those areas would be real problems for Eubank Jr. in a fight against the likes of Jacobs and Golovkin.

Eubank Jr. earned the right to face Jacobs next with a 7th round stoppage win over Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-2, 15 KOs) last Saturday night in an WBA eliminator bout. It was a good performance from Eubank Jr., as he shined in beating O’Sullivan. Eubank Jr. had little problems pounding out a stoppage against the limited O’Sullivan.

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Chris Eubank Jnr sealed with a kiss

eubank33333By John Spandley: Saturday nights show at the O2 arena promised fireworks on many fronts with a talented and stacked undercard and fireworks we sure had.

The whole show from start to finish was pure boxing gold and value for money the British public have seldom seen when spending there hard earned money on a PPV event. I must admit I was one of the sceptic’s that was far from happy to pay for an event with no world titles up for grabs. For that I stand corrected and take my hat off to matchroom for a very well matched card.

We witnessed the “The Bomber” Bellew clinch the European title with a gritty hard fought victory over a game and talented but under rated fighter that is Masternak. Both men fought hammer and tongs in this fight and it proved that the Liverpudlian just had more in his locker when it came to skill set.

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Eubank Jr: I think I can stop Daniel Jacobs!

eubank465By Scott Gilfoid: After his 7th round stoppage win over #5 WBA Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-2, 15 KOs) last Saturday night in their WBA 160lb title eliminator, #1 WBA Chris Eubank Jr. (21-1, 16 KOs) says he’s ready to fight WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) for his title in 2016.

Eubank Jr feels that a win over O’Sullivan means that he can face Jacobs and KO him. I’m not sure why Eubank Jr thinks that beating O’Sullivan means that he’ll be able to KO a talent like Jacobs, but he’s got it worked out in his head to mean that.

“I’m ready to fight for a world title; whether it’s against him [Jacobs] or whether it’s against the winner of Saunders-Lee. It doesn’t matter to me,” Eubank Jr. said at the post-fight press conference last Saturday night.

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Eubank Jr. defeats O’Sullivan

By Scott Gilfoid: As I predicted, #1 WBA Chris Eubank Jr. (21-1, 16 KOs) easily beat fellow countryman/fringe contender Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-2, 15 KOs) in stopping him in the 7th round after O’Sullivan quit after the 7th round in their WBA middleweight title eliminator at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

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Eubank Jr vs O’Sullivan analysis

eubankBy Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBA Chris Eubank Jr. (20-1, 15 KOs) and #6 WBA Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-1, 15 KOs) will be facing each other tonight in a WBA middleweight title eliminator bout at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Pretty much everyone is predicting a victory for Eubank Jr. in this fight. I can’t disagree with them.

Eubank Jr. has the talent to win this fight, but only because he’s facing a mediocre contender in O’Sullivan. If this was a tough contender like Tureano Johnson, I think it would be too tough a nut for the constantly posing Eubank Jr. to crack.

Former 168lb belt holder Carl Froch is picking Eubank Jr. to win this fight. Froch has sparred Eubank Jr. and he sees him as something special. For some reason, Froch never sparred Tureano Johnson and Gennady Golovkin.

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O’Sullivan angers Eubank Jr. with a kiss

eubank64By Scott Gilfoid: After all the trash talking that Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-1, 15 KOs) did to get on the nerves of Chris Eubank Jr. (20-1, 15 KOs), it was a kiss that he gave him earlier today that really got his kettle on the boil. O’Sullivan decided to steal a kiss when the two of them were face to face at the weigh-in.

Eubank Jr. needed restraining by his handlers after he was kissed by O’Sullivan. It is unclear what Eubank Jr. would have done had he gotten his hands on O’Sullivan. We can only try to imagine what he would have done.

In what could be more important than the big sloppy kiss that O’Sullivan gave Eubank Jr. was the fact that Eubank Jr initially came in overweight. He eventually made weight, but you have to wonder whether Eubank Jr. will be weak tomorrow night from the weight problems he had.

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Chris Eubank Jnr – A winning combination or a combination of chaos

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By John Spandley: This weekend we will have a chance to find out if the son of an all time legend and worthy hall of famer lives up to the hype that has surrounded him since he came into the sport we have all come to love.

At the O2 arena the self titled “Next gen” will take on the wily and hard hitting Gary “Spike” O`Sullivan that will surely be a barn stormer if past performances are anything to go by.

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Eubank Jr. looking to earn Daniel Jacobs title shot

eubank4By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBA Chris Eubank Jr. (20-1, 15 KOs) will be looking to put himself into position for a world title shot against WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs this Saturday in his WBA 160lb title eliminator against #6 WBA Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-1, 15 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Both fighters are predicting knockout in this fight, but the closer reality is that the fight will most likely go to the cards. The guys that O’Sullivan and Eubank Jr. have been knocking out thus far have been the weak variety of fighters, so it’s not surprising that they’re scoring KOs.

Neither guy has the kind of Gennady Golovkin type punching power or talent to just go out and mow down the better opposition in the middleweight division.

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Eubank Jr. faces O’Sullivan this Saturday

eubank3333By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBA Chris Eubank Jr. (20-1, 15 KOs) will be fighting #6 WBA Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (22-1, 15 KOs) this Saturday night in middleweight action on Sky Box Office on the Anthony Joshua vs. Dillian Whyte card at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

The winner of the Eubank Jr-O’Sullivan fight supposedly will be getting a shot at the WBA 160lb title against champion Daniel Jacobs now that he’s beaten Peter Quillin in their fight last Saturday night.

However, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see the Eubank Jr. vs. O’Sullivan winner having to wait until late 2016 or early 2017 before getting a crack at Jacobs. I can’t see them getting a shot at Jacobs next, because there’s a good chance that we’ll be seeing a rematch between Jacobs and Quillin next rather than a situation where Jacobs has to face his mandatory.

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