James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr Scorecard by Rapid


scorecard by RAPID
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES DEGALE
10
8
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
8
9
9
109
CHRIS EUBANK JR
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
116

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Champion97's picture

Another good write up mate! I'm really excited about this fight as like you, have these two highly rated. Mikey is one of my favourite fighters, I like his methodical approach and his boxing IQ.

Again, we're of very similar thinking. I just can't see how Mikey can negate what will be a huge size, strength and athletic advantage for Spence. The guy is an animal. Spence wins this fight for sure, the question is whether Mikey can go the 12. A lot of it will probably boil down to how he does moving up the weight. When Spence starts digging those enormous body shots in, the fight is going to get rough for Mikey.

It's a real shame we can't get Mikey and Loma to get together for a cup of tea, that's surely the fight everyone wants to see at that kind of weight.

I'm kinda hoping Mikey makes it through the fight without too much damage because this has the potential to be the beginning of the end of him, very much like it was for Kell Brook when he moved up 2 weights to face GGG. Kell has never and will never recover from that imo.

I didn't commend Kell or Amir for moving up to face GGG/Canelo because for me, it was nothing more than a pay day. For Mikey I do feel it's a bit different, he's always wanted the huge fights against anyone and has never been bothered what division it's in. He's a man of principle (as per all the promotional struggles).

Overall I'm very torn on whether Spence wins 116-112 ish or whether he gets the stoppage between 7-12

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It's almost upon us! I'm really excited for this fight.

I still think spence will win but I'm going with decision victory. Mikey can win rounds for sure and if he's done the weight well, may be up at the half way stage. At some point I see Spence landing a big shot which will really get Mikey backed up. If that does happen the question is when it lands. As soon as Mikey feels that kind of power at 147 I think Spence will start the march forward and grind out the rounds.

close but 115-113 116-112 on the cards. spence may even get a knock down to get a 115-112.

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It's his boxing IQ that impresses me. You know how Crawford figures out his tactics and makes adjustments in the first 2-3 rounds, Mikey has the ability to do that before the fight. Give credit to his trainer too, his game plan always seems solid. I think he'll try to box this fight like he did zlaticanin, keep a constant jab in Spence's face, wait for him to make a mistake and hit him with big counters. Mikey can fight on the back foot if necessary.

However....the question is whether Mikey has enough power up at Welter to keep Spence off of him, if not Spence will just walk through him. Kell Brook hits hard at Welter and managed to out box and hit spence with flush shots for half of the fight but even that kind of power wasn't enough to deter Spence. He ground Kell down eventually.

I do think Kell showed the blueprint on how to beat Spence but let's not forget the natural size difference and the fact that Mikey is moving up 2 divisions could prove huge in this fight. 12 rounds is a long time to be in with a guy like Spence.

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The weight is the issue. Nobody really knows how that will even out. I know this is an unfair comparison but the two big fights recently with guys moving up two weights as brook vs GGG and Khan vs Canelo. It's fair to say that the lighter guys outboxed their opponents in the first few rounds and then got destroyed. Mikey has the skills to compete like Brook and Khan did (when they were decent) so the question is whether that holds up past round 4. If the weight is a huge issue it will be a mismatch. I'm hopeful that won't be the case but we'll see. It's very intriguing.