Frank Warren thinks former World champion Chris Eubank Snr and his son Chris Eubank are insulting boxing after second no-show

PUBLISHED: 17:03 04 November 2014 | UPDATED: 17:03 04 November 2014

Promoter Frank Warren, Billy Joe Saunders & trainer Jimmy Tibbs

Promoter Frank Warren, Billy Joe Saunders & trainer Jimmy Tibbs

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Promoter Frank Warren believes the Eubank family are “doing boxing a great disservice” after Chris Eubank Jnr neglected his press duties again ahead of his upcoming fight with Hatfield’s Billy Joe Saunders.

Eubank Jnr. trained and represented by his father Chris Snr, has now failed to show for two press conference dates.

According to Warren, as part of the contract for the fight, Eubank must attend pre-fight events, so the promoter is less than thrilled with the young charge’s conduct.

Warren said at the ‘Bad Blood’ conference: “I am angry for everyone involved because it is unprofessional and merely a waste of time.

“The pair of them are doing boxing a great disservice but it has to be down to Chris Eubank Senior.

“He is mis-advising his son how to present himself and it is hurting their reputations.

“I will be filing a complaint into the British Board of Control because this is the second time it has happened now and it is not on.”

Warren revealed how the extent of the Eubanks’ demands for the fight was undermining what is one of the biggest British fights for years.

Warren continued: “He agreed to come here and in the last day or so we’ve had a situation where they will only show up - if a £50,000 bond was put into an escrow to stop Billy putting his hands on Junior.

“The demands in the contract for the fight have quite honestly been laughable.

“I have never heard anything like it before any of my promoted fights.

“It is insulting and it just seems to be all about Chris Senior.

“It is turning into the Chris Eubank Snr show.

“I offered to have security guards in the room and even put a fence down the middle of the table so Billy could not get to Junior which is ridiculous.”


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