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Daniel Egbunike vs Harlem Eubank – War of Words

'Danny Darko' and Harlem Eubank clash December 2nd and have spoken out ahead of their 'someone's 0 has to go' fight.

Harlem Eubank defeated Daniel Egbunike taking his undefeated record in the process.

A superb clash of unbeaten fighters takes place as Harlem Eubank (10-0, 3 KOs) faces Daniel ‘Danny Darko’ Egbunike (6-0, 3 KOs) at Production Park Studios in Wakefield.

After training alongside the likes of Michael Conlan and Josh Kelly, Eubank is seen as one of the most improved fighters in the UK, and he’s planning to show his latest improvements this week.

Eubank said: “I’m focused on this fight and I’m not looking beyond Egbunike, but it’s all about further progressing in the artform and continuing to develop my skills at a higher level.

“We’ve all been pushing each other hard at the gym at a high intensity. We have some big fights lined up in the gym and training next to the people in there is great.

“Egbunike has been out of the ring for a while, but I don’t think that time away will be a disadvantage. He will have prepared hard and will be as excited for this fight as I am.

“I’ve gone through a fight week behind closed doors already so that is great experience, and knowing the surroundings is always good for preparation.”

Harlem Eubank beat amateur rival Martin McDonagh with a final round stoppage Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global
Harlem Eubank beat amateur rival Martin McDonagh with a final round stoppage Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global

It will be ‘Darko’s’ third straight fight against an unbeaten opponent, and he’s expecting to treat the fans watching at home to another classic.

Egbunike said: “This is the biggest fight of my career and I’ll be treating it that way. I feel that with everything I’ve done in my camp, I can’t be beaten. Eubank will probably feel the same, and that is the recipe for a great fight.

“I’m really excited for a great fight. My last three fights have all been tough opponents with winnings record, and I think that gives me the slight edge. I’m not banking on that, but it certainly is a boost of confidence.

“After this fight I just want titles. There’s a lot out there, whether it be the English, the British, the Commonwealth. I’m just on the hunt for belts and I want to move up the rankings as fast as possible.

“I believe I’m ready for the big step ups, but first things first it’s Harlem Eubank, and I’m not looking past this fight. We’ll deal with what is in front of me right now and then take it from there.”

Danny with his team, Kevin, John, Darcy and Gary. Photo Credit: Kevin Lilley
Danny with his team, Kevin, John, Darcy and Gary. Photo Credit: Kevin Lilley

Elsewhere on Wednesday’s bill, Jazza Dickens takes on Ryan Walsh in the #GoldenContract featherweight final, Ricards Bolotniks squares off with Serge Michel in the light heavyweight final.

Adam Azim makes his professional debut against Ed Harrison, Fearghus Quinn meets Scott James, James McGivern faces Jordan Ellison, and Hassan Azim enters the paid ranks too.

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