One of the weekend’s biggest showdowns Eubank Jr vs Blackwell is almost here. The British Middleweight title clash is set to unfold tomorrow night at Wembley’s SSE Arena in London, and now both fighters have successfully made weight.
Behind the Gloves cameras were in town to catch the action:
Eubank and Blackwell weighed in under the Middleweight limit of 160 pounds, coming in a half pound lighter at 159.5. Both men looked in fine condition on the scales, with underdog Blackwell oozing confidence, and especially during the heated face off soon after. Eubank, who looked to stand an inch or two taller, kept his cool, smiling while a grinning Blackwell hurled taunts in his direction.
We could have a tasty domestic scrap on our hands here. So, how are you calling Eubank Jr vs Blackwell, readers? Is a Eubank victory a foregone conclusion? Or does Blackwell stand a good shot at upstaging the popular son of Hall of Famer, Chris Eubank Sr?
Going in, Eubank carries 21 wins, 16 knockouts, 1 defeat, and Blackwell 19 wins, 8 knockouts, 3 defeats, 1 draw. The action will be broadcast live on Channel 5 (UK) at 5:40pm EDT / 9:40 GMT. Heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury will be taking on Dominick Guinn on the undercard, accompanied by Frank Buglioni’s Light Heavyweight debut against Olegs Fedosov.