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Eubank Jr accuses Degale of ducking him for years and promises to take his teeth home

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Chris Eubank Jr and James DeGale came head-to-head behind closed doors to film a special face-to-face interview for broadcaster ITV.

“You’ve been dodging and ducking me for years and years,” added Eubank.

The face-to-face will be available to watch in full soon. Below is a sample of what to look forward to as the pair exchange words.

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The fight takes place on February 23rd at the O2 Arena, The winner of the fight will win the vacant International Boxing Organization World Super Middleweight title.

Chris Eubank Jr comes into the fight with 27 victories and two defeats. His two losses came at the hands of Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves.

James DeGale boasts a record of 25 wins, two losses and one draw. His two defeats came at the hands of Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Truax. He fought a draw with Badou Jack, although he was unlucky not to get the decision in Brooklyn.

The fight is being promoted by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and Poxon Sports and it is exclusively live on ITV Box Office.

Tensions were clearly running high and nearly boiled over.

An angry DeGale added: “You think you can outbox me? I’ve won an Olympic Gold medal and world titles. You’re a joke.”

Eubank mocked his opponent: “You’ve already had your two front teeth knocked out, I’m going to take the rest of them home with me.”

DeGale vs Eubank Jr – The face-to-face interview certainly promises fireworks and it should add to whats an already interesting fight. The Face-Off is to premier on the 21st of February.

Tickets are available from www.AXS.com and Inner Ringside/VIP Hospitality from www.sportandmusic.co.uk

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