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Chris Eubank Jr sends sensational fight week message to James DeGale

Mirror logo Mirror 20/02/2019 Rich Jones

There are just three days remaining until Chris Eubank Jr and James DeGale meet in their grudge match at the O2 Arena.

The IBO super-middleweight title will be on the line - but there is much more at stake for both fighters in what has been dubbed a retirement bout.

Whilst Eubank Jr may have some time left to rebuild his career with a defeat, a loss for DeGale will almost certainly spell the end of his time in the ring.

With the countdown on until their meeting with plenty of bad blood in the build-up, a fired up Eubank Jr has vowed to end the career of his opponent.

"Only 5 more days until you get to retire James." Eubank Jr said on Twitter.

"It's ok though you had a good run...

"Just try not to cheat the fans and run around the ring all night."

Eubank Jr is aiming to rebuild after his crushing points defeat to George Groves a year ago.

He got back to winning ways with a one-sided beat down of JJ McDonagh in Saudi Arabia on the undercard of Groves' defeat to Callum Smith last September.

But his clash with DeGale marks a return to the top level against a former world champion who is desperate to prove he has plenty left to offer even entering the twilight of his career.

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