2019 Feb 23

James Degale vs. Chris Eubank jr

12 rounds, super middleweights
James Degale vs. Chris Eubank jr is a real 50/50 fight. They both have 2 losses and they have both lost to George Groves. Their records are pretty similar and there isn´t much to sepereate them in this bout. The thinking is that Degale is on a downslope but there is no telling if he can pull out another great performance right now. the last time he looked really good was against Anthony Dirrell. He hasnt looked the same since. Eubank jr has come up short when it has mattered the most. Although he is so atheltically gifted he has a lot of shortcomings in his technique level. There is a real chance that he will be able to get to Degale and make it his type of fight. If Degale keeps it long range Eubank will have big difficulties. The thinking here is that Eubank jr has a very solid chin and neither man has ever been stopped. Degale showed against Truax and Badou that he can withstand a lot of punishment even when its not going great. The pick here is the OVER 7,5 rounds in this fight. If there is a stoppage in this one, it will be in the last quarter when fatigue sets in.
The Pick: Over 7.5 rounds