Wednesday 22 November 2017

Chris Eubank Jr wants to fight Tony Bellew after his 'better belts in Matalan' comment

By Kameron Virk

The pair have been going at it on Twitter…

At first it may seem like there’s not too much Tony Bellew and Chris Eubank Jr have in common – one is decidedly more flashy than the other, with Bellew preferring to play the role of family man.

But both men’s victories so far in 2017 have been questioned by fans, pundits and fellow boxers.

And now, after Bellew became the latest to mock Eubank Jr’s IBO super-middleweight belt, the 27-year-old is pushing for a catchweight fight with the cruiserweight champ.

Eubank Jr’s victory over Ronald Quinlan to win the IBO super-middleweight belt has been mocked, with many describing the belt as not a real world title belt – or, as Bellew put it when asked about Eubank Jr: “I’ve seen better belts sold in Matalan.”

Meanwhile, Bellew took stick from some quarters for taking five rounds to knock out David Haye after the 36-year-old sustained an achilles injury in the sixth round of their heavyweight clash earlier this month.

That’s what Eubank Jr clapped back with.

#CouldntBoxEggs was definitely a nice addition.

But the war of words was only just getting started, with Eubank Jr’s belt again the receiver of ridicule.

Eubank Jr, a friend of Haye, had said before winning his first world title that the “fighter makes the belt” – something that Bellew clearly doesn’t think about the IBO title – although Gennady Golovkin has the middleweight version in his collection.

But given that these two men are boxers, it didn’t take long before a potential fight was brought up.

It’s a fight that Bomber seemingly has no interest in…

Even comments about Bellew’s soon-to-be wife couldn’t make Bellew bite, with the Liverpudlian declaring “IF I fight again it will be with the big boys in real fights. Try it some time”.

To which Eubank unashamedly referenced a fight in which he lost…

If nothing else that was definitely entertaining.

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