Billy Joe Saunders versus Chris Eubank Jr took place at the ExCel Arena in London on the 29th November 2014.
Saunders’ European, Commonwealth and British titles were on the line, as well as being an eliminator for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) world middleweight title.
The rivalry and build-up was likened to the first fight between Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank in 1990.
Saunders demonstrated his superior boxing skills to build a healthy lead in the first half of the fight against his less experienced opponent.
However Eubank Jr came on strong in the second half of the fight and had the champion in trouble at times.
Saunders went on to defeat Eubank via split decision; Judges had scores of 115–114 (Marcus McDonnell) and 115–113 (Terry O’Connor) for Saunders, with the third judge scoring (Phil Edwards) 116–113 for Eubank Jr.