Bad Blood was a boxing event in 2014 at the London ExCel on November 29 featuring Chisora v Fury and Saunders v Eubank Jr.
Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury headlined in a highly publicised rematch after Fury defeated Chisora in their first clash in 2011. They clashed with Chisora’s European and WBO International Heavyweight titles and the vacant British Heavyweight title up for grabs.
Also featuring was amateur pedigree Billy Joe Saunders against the big-punching prospect Chris Eubank Jr in what was a huge rivalry borne out of hilarious press conference exchanges, bitter twitter beef and some seriously passionate viewers. They fought with Saunders’ European, British and Commonwealth Middleweight titles on the line.
On the night Fury defeated the brave Chisora by a tenth round retirement that left fans salivating at the prospect of the Gypsy warrior’s mandatory status for heavyweight king-pin Wladimir Klitschko.
There was no bad blood between Chisora and Fury after the bout, Fury praising his opponent after the win and encouraging him to stay active in the division.
The enigmatic knockout-artist Chris Eubank Jr was slow to get involved on the night at the London ExCel and he lost his unbeaten record to the Hatfield hard man Billy Joe Saunders, who walked away with the early rounds and achieved the win by a split decision.
Despite drawing Saunders in and often fighting toe-to-toe with him towards the latter rounds, Eubank Jr never achieved that knockout shot and ultimately paid the price.
Saunders not only promised Eubank Jr a rematch, but a shot at his world title, should he beat Andy Lee for the WBO World Middleweight Championship or attain world honours in some other way.
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