DeGale vs Eubank Jr

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  • DeGale vs Eubank Jr
  • 25-2-1 27-2-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Score Cards 112-115, 112-114, 109-117
  • Saturday 23rd February 2019
  • The O2 Arena, London, UK
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Middleweight
  • Tape
  • 33 age 29
  • 6' 0" / 183cm height 5' 11" / 180cm
  • 74" / 188cm reach 72.4" / 184cm
  • Southpaw (l) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • KO UD MD MD UD < form RTD UD KO UD TKO <
  • 25 wins 27
  • 15 by ko 21
  • 60% Ko% 78%
  • 2 Losses 2
  • 1 draws 0
  • 2009 Debut 2011
  • tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
  • WBA 4
  • WBC 3
  • WBO
  • IBF

DeGale vs Eubank Jr Info

Chris Eubank Jr beat James DeGale by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at The O2 Arena in London.

The scorecards were announced as 112-115, 112-114, 109-117 in favor of winner Chris Eubank Jr.

The fight took place over rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

DeGale vs Eubank Jr stats

James DeGale stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Chris Eubank Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Eubank Jr had advantage in power over DeGale, with a 78% knock out percentage over DeGale's 60%.

James DeGale was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.

DeGale had a height advantage of 1 inch over Eubank Jr. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

James DeGale fought out of the southpaw stance, while Chris Eubank Jr was an orthodox fighter.

DeGale was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 8 months earlier than Eubank Jr, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 210 to Eubank Jr's 186.

Chris Eubank Jr was ranked number 4 by the WBA and 3 by the WBC in the 168lb division.

DeGale vs Eubank Jr form

DeGale had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Fidel Monterrosa Munoz on 30th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Citizens Business Bank Arena, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Caleb Truax on 7th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Caleb Truax on 9th December 2017 by majority decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had drawn with Badou Jack on 14th January 2017 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

He had won against Rogelio Medina on 30th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Armory, Washington.

Eubank Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat JJ McDonagh on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had lost to George Groves on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beat Avni Yildirim on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.

Before that, he had defeated Arthur Abraham on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

He had won against Renold Quinlan on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Olympia, London.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Chris Eubank Jr had been fighting more than James DeGale.

Going to this contest, James DeGale had last fought 1 year 10 months and 5 days ago, while Chris Eubank Jr's last outing had been 1 year 10 months and 7 days ago.

DeGale's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.

What time did DeGale vs Eubank Jr start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm GMT at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast DeGale vs Eubank Jr?

DeGale vs Eubank Jr was broadcast on ITV Box Office in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.

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