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Super middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (28-2, 21 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former two-time world champion James “Chunky” DeGale (25-3-1, 15 KOs) to claim the vacant IBO title in a grudge fight on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Eubank, the son of British legend and former two-division world champion Chris Eubank, dropped DeGale in round two and took over the fight midway and battered DeGale to the deck again in round ten. Eubank was deducted a point for throwing DeGale to the canvas in round eleven. Scores were 114-112, 115-112, 117-109.
Unbeaten WBA #5 heavyweight and 2016 Olympic silver medalist “The Juggernaut” Joe Joyce (8-0, 8 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former WBC world champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (25-4-1, 21 KOs). Both fighters were willing to trade in round one. Joyce rocked Stiverne in round two and dropped Stiverne in round three. It was pretty much one-way traffic after that. Referee Howard Foster intervened at 2:20.
Former IBF featherweight world champion “Lightning” Lee Selby (27-2, 9 KOs) returned at lightweight with a twelve round unanimous decision over a determined Omar “Super O” Douglas (19-3, 13 KOs). Selby was cut over the left eye in the second round and cut over the right eye in round seven by accidental head clashes, but came away with a 116-112, 116-112, 115-114 verdict.
Photos: Ian Walton/SHOWTIME Super middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (28-2, 21 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former two-time world champion James “Chunky” DeGale (25-3-1, 15 KOs) to claim…
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