Two-weight world champion Billy Joe Saunders says bitter rival Chris Eubank Jr. is an irrelevance in boxing.
Saunders beat Eubank by break up choice again in November 2014, however the dangerous blood has simmered ever since. A rematch fell via shortly afterwards, however the duo have regularly aimed digs at each other within the years which have adopted.
When Saunders misplaced on an eight-round retirement to pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez in Might, a gleeful Eubank celebrated successful a £10,000 wager on a stoppage and posted a video of himself laughing.
However the Hatfield southpaw feels Eubank (30-2, 22 KOs) makes use of his identify to remain within the highlight. Having been closely compensated for the lack of his WBO 168lbs crown towards Canelo, Saunders doesn’t should battle once more and has even mulled retirement.
“He wants me, I don’t want him,” Saunders (30-1, 14 KOs) instructed Talksport. “On the finish of the day, I’m 31 years outdated, if I don’t ever wanna work once more, wanna sit again, wanna chill, I can do this. And so it ought to be, I’ve put numerous time into boxing and I’ve paid my dues. The game’s been very, superb to me.
“However he’s received no massive battle, there’s no one that’s as a result of he doesn’t convey something to the desk. So he’s gotta make himself recognized and seen by performing some kind of, no matter it’s round my conditions. As a result of he’s irrelevant to all people, no one’s actually all for him.
“On the minute he’s 32 or no matter he’s [actually 31], he’s by no means been world champion. He’s nonetheless preventing British or Commonwealth stage kind of fighters, nowhere close to world title stage fighters.
“He has to try to promote himself I suppose which is comprehensible. However he’s simply irrelevant to all people.”