Although this fight will be a non-title contest, bookmakers expect it to be a highly intriguing one. It will bring two big names together: James DeGale and Chris Eubank will finally settle a long-running war of words.
DeGale is best-known for his Olympic gold medal and two-time IBF title in internet sportsbook news in the United Kingdom. His opponent Eubank is a top-level fighter, but he needs to prove that he is still hungry to fight regardless of George Groves’ defeat. It is quite hard to predict DeGale v Eubank. The fight can go either way, but we think it will end with points’ victory for the more experienced DeGale.
|Chris Eubank Jr||8/11|
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DeGale has a Better Jab and Footwork
James DeGale, 32, has a record of 25-2-1. He became a force at super-middleweight after winning the IBF title from Andre Dirrell in May 2015. He has high level of jab and footwork unlike Eubank. Should he use those assists wisely, he can win most rounds with 11/10, according to Betvictor Sportsbook.
DeGale is ranked sixth in the Ring Magazine. He is more experienced and bigger than his opponent. The size difference will be at DeGale’s side especially that Eubank is more fit to campaign at 160lbs. If DeGale shows up with same aggression as he did against Andre Dirrell and Badou Jack, he can certainly win the fight.
Eubank Lost Against Saunders & Groves
Chris Eubank Jr, 29, is the former IBO World Super-Middleweight Champion. He enjoys a record of 27 victories, but he also came short twice against Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves. His last victory was against JJ McDonagh in September after he lost to Groves.
Online sportsbooks in the United Kingdom suggest Eubank’s pace and output will be his biggest asset in this fight. His other key strength is his new coach Nate Vasquez who was training at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. Eubank will fight with a coach for the first time in his pro career. He hopes Vasquez can help him win against DeGale with 8/9.
If you wish to bet on DeGale v Eubank, you should bear in mind that you can also choose the exact round stoppage. Yet our DeGale v Eubank predictions opt for the fight to go the distance with 8/13, as both men will bring us a technical fight rather than a stormer. To see further odds on DeGale v Eubank fight, check our review about Betvictor.