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Eubank Jr can come and have it - Saunders

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Billy Joe Saunders has opened the door to a bout with Chris Eubank Jr and claims he would still win even if he offered his British rival a five-round head start.

The Hertfordshire-born middleweight maintained his unbeaten career start in September with a unanimous decision win over John Ryder, and the 24-year-old is next scheduled to fight on November 30 at the Copper Box Arena.

With an opponent yet to be named, the British and Commonwealth champion told ESPN's Steve Bunce that he is prepared for a fight against Eubank Jr.

"Listen, if he wants to come and have it, I want him to drop everybody who's in line because I'm probably due a voluntary now," he said. "So I'll have him next so if he wants it on November 30, I'll give him five rounds head start and I'll fight him."

Dereck Chisora meanwhile will defend his European heavyweight title against Arnold Gjerjaj on the same night. It will be his first defence since claiming the honours with a fifth-round stoppage over Edmund Garber in September.

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