CHRIS EUBANK Junior is ready to make Billy Joe Saunders wait for a showdown after drawing up a hit list of fighters he wants to make eat “humble pie”.
Brighton’s Eubank Jr, 24, carried out his promise to secure a quickfire win on Saturday night when he blew away Croatian Ivan Jukic inside one round.
It was a ruthless and merciless victory at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester.
And it only served to fuel the fervour for a showdown with new European middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, who stopped Italian Emanuel Blandamura in the headline fight on the same show.
Saunders, 24, who also holds the British and Commonwealth belt, grabbed the mic after being crowned European champion and roared: “If Eubank wants to fight me then he should show some b***s and get in the ring.”
It would be a backward step for Saunders, who is being touted for a move up to world title level, but Eubank has clearly got under his skin.
And Eubank Jr is ready to keep Saunders waiting as he plots revenge on those who have taken swipes at him, including the son of his father’s former nemesis Steve Collins and also ex-WBO European super-middleweight champion Frank Buglioni.
Irishman Gary Spike O’Sullivan, who was offered the fight before Jukic but turned it down, is another who has regularly goaded Eubank Jr on social media.
Eubank Jr told The Argus: “There has always been a few calling me out but actually a lot of those guys have been offered fights and have turned them down.
“So hopefully one of these guys will get in the ring with me in my next outing.
“I want to fight Frank Buglioni and I want to fight Steve Collins Junior before I fight Saunders. And that is because once I take the British middleweight belt, I can’t be fighting those types of guys anymore.
“I will be on a path to a world title so I need to deal with these guys now for the disrespect they have shown me on social media. I need to feed them some humble pie.”