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Billy Joe Saunders claimed a split decision win over Chris Eubank Jr on Saturday night, and although he respected the threat that he posed during their fight, he revealed that the dislike remains,
After dominating the first half of the fight with his superior boxing skills, Saunders saw Eubank come storming back into the bout with some heavy shots as the pair began to trade.
However, Saunders made his experience pay over the 12 rounds as Eubank tired and was unable to connect with his big looping shots, and the defending champion secured a split decision points win to regain his British, Commonwealth and European titles.
While Saunders will now go on to fight for a world title in 2015, Eubank will have regroup and come again after suffering his first loss, although Saunders did suggest that he would give him another shot when he becomes a world champion.
The pair arguably eclipsed the main event in the build-up with their exchanges, and the fight certainly lived up to expectations. Saunders conceded that he respected his opponent’s talent more after sharing the ring, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he now likes him…