Boxing: Hatfield fighter Billy-Joe Saunders' clash with Chris Eubank Jr. given WBO World Title eliminator status

PUBLISHED: 10:27 31 October 2014 | UPDATED: 12:17 31 October 2014

Billy Joe Saunders

Billy Joe Saunders


Extra spice has been added to Hatfield fighter Billy Joe Saunders' titanic middleweight clash with Chris Eubank Jnr after the World Boxing Organisation sanctioned the fight a Final Eliminator for the World title.

Therefore, the man who emerges victorious from the middleweight clash on November 29 at the Excel Arena, London, will get a shot at the winner of another huge showdown in the 160lb division between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee, who meet for the Vacant WBO World title on December 13th in Las Vegas.

Saunders, 25, told Queensberry Promotions: “I can’t wait for it, This is what I’m in this sport for, facing the best, beating the best and become world champion.”

“This is a huge fight already with all my titles on the line, but it’s even bigger now with the world title eliminator added, The pressure’s on, but that’s how I like it,”

“At the moment my mind is focussed on beating Eubank Jnr. and everything I’m doing out here in Marbella is geared towards that, I’m going to smash Eubank Jnr. to bits and prove that I’m the man who is real world championship material, not that hand puppet from Brighton,”

“Regardless of title belts and money, what is motivating me is glory, and being recognised as the man who destroyed Chris Eubank Jnr.”

Remaining tickets, priced at £50, £100, £200 and £300, are available on the Eventim Ticket Hotline on 0844 249 1000 or

BoxNation will televise the fight live and exclusive on Sky 437/HD 490, Virgin 546 and Talk Talk 525.

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