Billy Joe Saunders Humiliates Chris Eubank Jr. for Betting Against Him: ‘Spend That Money on a Ringside Ticket’

Published 04/12/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Billy Joe Saunders defeats Willie Munroe Jr for the WBO World Middleweight Title fight at Copper Box Arena on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images)


Billy Joe Saunders is one of the most gifted super-middleweights in the sport. The undefeated champion has a unique style and the confidence to go with it. In addition, the 31-year-old can even entertain on the mic with his quick-witted comebacks.

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Fans have witnessed another instance of Saunders’ incredible trash-talking abilities. The WBO champion humiliated his old-foe, Chris Eubank Jr. after the latter claimed he would bet ten thousand pounds against ‘Superb’ Saunders.

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The 30-0 boxer spoke to ‘Behind the Gloves’ on YouTube and gave his honest reaction. “What he should’ve done is, put £10k on himself beating me, if he was that confident. And he didn’t because I beat him,” said Saunders.

The Englishman then added, “Spend that money on a ringside ticket. But that’s the closest he’s going to get to an Alvarez fight. Because he’s just not good enough.”

These comments showed just how little Saunders cares about what Eubank Jr. has to say about their fight. He believes that since ‘Next Gen’ lost, he has no right to talk about the unification bout between Canelo and Saunders.

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Will Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. ever squash their beef?

These comments from the two-time world champion revealed that the rivalry between him and Eubank Jr still exists. They shared a fiery war of words in the lead-up to their bout in 2014 and have been going at it ever since.

The loss to Saunders was Eubank Jr.’s first loss in his professional career. Following their bout, ‘Next Gen’ and Saunders went on two contrasting career paths. As Saunders is preparing for a bout against one of the biggest boxers in the world, Eubank Jr. is fighting a relatively low-profile Marcus Morrison.

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Chris Eubank during the WBA Super-Middleweight title fight at the Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 17, 2018. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)

Therefore, it is highly unlikely that the Britishers will get to solve their beef in a rematch anytime soon. It would involve too many factors, and thus, it appears their verbal battles will continue for now.

What did you make of these comments from Billy Joe Saunders? Do you think he’s right about Eubank Jr. never getting a shot at Canelo Alvarez?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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