THE stage is set for an all-British showdown at the O2 Arena.
James DeGale returns to London for the first time since his 2017 defeat to Caleb Traux and will face Chris Eubank Jr who is rebuilding his career after last year’s loss to George Groves.
How can I live stream DeGale vs Eubank Jr?
THERE’s plenty of hostitlity between this pair and the weigh-in saw DeGale in particular pile in with the trash talk.
The fight and packed undercard is set for TONIGHT, February 23 at the O2 Arena in London.
It’s a pay-per-view event for ITV Box Office, but can be streamed online using TVPlayer.com.
Head to the website and create a free account, where you can then purchase the fight for a one-off fee of £19.95.
Once bought, you can stream on your PC, mobile, tablet, Amazon FireStick or games console by downloading and logging into the TVPlayer app.
By Jack Figg
WHEN deciding a winner, a key factor to this fight is it’s James DeGale’s to lose – as he holds the superior skillset, but it depends how much he has left to give.
For me, DeGale’s natural size and boxing experience will be enough to outbox a natural middleweight in Chris Eubank Jr.
I believe DeGale is a level above Eubank, as he is a former world champion and Olympic gold medalist – compared to his opponents less accomplished career.
DeGale has evidently slowed down in his last two fights, meaning style-wise a fighter like Eubank could expose this with speed, combination punching and activity.
But coming in as a small man means he may not be able to deploy these tactics – while Eubank has struggled to showcase the footwork and jab needed to get into the all important mid-range.
I see DeGale controlling the range enough to outbox an improved Eubank, who will flurry and cause problems at times – but not enough to out-do the previous smart fighting of “Chunky”
Although, I do believe a good performance from Eubank can see him drop down to middleweight and still campaign for world title glory, but a poor showing tomorrow and many will lose belief.
Whereas for DeGale, even a split-decision loss or mighty close defeat should spell the end for him – as he has nothing left to prove, unlike Eubank.
- Sun Sport verdict: James DeGale points win
Who is on the undercard?
Former featherweight world champ Lee Selby and heavyweight hope Joe Joyce are featuring on the o2 undercard, as is Chris Eubank’s younger brother Sebastian, 27.
- Joe Joyce v Bermane Stiverne (heavyweight)
- Andre Sterling v Ricky Summers (British light heavyweight title eliminator)
- Lee Selby v Omar Douglas (lightweight)
- Anthony Cacace v TBA (super featherweight)
- Chris Kongo v TBA (welterweight)
- Sebastian Eubank v TBA (light heavyweight)
- Chezerae Nihell v TBA (heavyweight)
What have they said?
James DeGale: “I expect him to be better than he was against Groves but his coach won’t help him because he’s too arrogant to listen to anybody.
“When things go down after six rounds, he will revert to type and go back to doing what he always does. He’s not going to suddenly change into a different fighter.”
Chris Eubank Jr: “I’m right at the the top of my game – and I want the city to shake with the impact of my punches. The only view that’s going to stick in his mind is looking up at me from the canvas after I lay him out.”