Chris Eubank Jr has accused Billy Joe Saunders of avoiding him – but warns that he will“get what is coming“ when they eventually share a ring.
A potential rematch between the two Brits – who fought recently at super middleweight – was mooted since their first battle in November 2014.
Eubank Jr insists he could get his revenge, although saunders won that struggle by split decision.
He told Sky Sports News:“We’ve been trying to make that fight for a long time. It happens, it happens.
„He is not really a priority for me right now because there’s a lot of other big names out there. But when that battle happens, he’ll get what is coming, and I’ll have the ability to move on.“
Asked whether he believed Saunders was avoiding him, or whether the rematch hasn’t yet been arranged due to motives, Eubank Jr said:“Both.
„He does not need to fight unless he’s getting paid a crazy amount of money. But at this phase, the fight could be manufactured; it’s only when and where.“
While he is unsure when he will get another shot Saunders, Eubank – that won the IBO title when defeating James DeGale at February – states his next battle is going to likely be announced imminently.
„I haven’t been as active as I needed to be this year,“ that the 29-year-old admitted. „I explained I wanted to battle three occasions this season and I’ve only fought once.
„I will definitely be fighting before this year’s out. It’ll be within the following few months and there’ll be a statement in the next couple of months on the competition and place.“
Eubank Jr also provided his thoughts on the rematch between Anthony Joshua along with Andy Ruiz Jr, that takes place on December 7 live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The 29-year-old considers Joshua can comfortably avenge his defeat to Ruiz Jr – the very first of his professional career – as long as he plans the struggle with all the right“mindset“.
„AJ is a champion,“ Eubank Jr.“I think if he goes there with the ideal mindset, then he can do the company easily. He did not have the mindset to do it.
„I think he possibly underestimated him as we did, particularly when you’re fighting a guy that doesn’t appear to be a fighter.
„But he underestimated him, he paid the price tag, and I’m convinced he is going to be battling like his life depends on it.
„He wants his straps back. He has worked so tough to achieve what he’s achieved – I really don’t think he will let Ruiz to disturb him .“
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