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Every Punch Counts: Quinlan

IBO super middleweight world champion Renold Quinlan is completing his final training session before putting his title on the line against Chris Eubank Junior in London, early Sunday morning (Fijian
04 Feb 2017 11:00
Every Punch Counts: Quinlan
Renold Quinlan (right) and Chris Eubank Jr at the press conference before their fight in London tomorrow.

IBO super middleweight world champion Renold Quinlan is completing his final training session before putting his title on the line against Chris Eubank Junior in London, early Sunday morning (Fijian time).

Quinlan will be defending his title for the first time against the Englishman and the bookmakers have him as a massive outsider to retain his title.

Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has Eubank at an unbackable $1.005 to claim the title but the odds don’t favour Quinlan.

“I don’t take notice of it, if they want to lose their money, then go ahead,” he said.

Quinlan, who is of Aborigine and Fijian extraction, was a massive outsider heading into his title fight with Daniel Geale but knocked him out in the second round in October, last year.  He isn’t focusing on the external negativity and instead on the job ahead of him. “It is the biggest fight of my career but I just see it as another challenge that I want and will overcome,” Quinlan explained.

“I will stay focused and take control of the fight.

“I don’t want it to go the 12 rounds. I am not one to waste punches and if I see a shot, then I am going to take it.”

 

NO GAME PLAN

The 27-year-old explained he won’t head into the fight with a game plan.

“I don’t have a game plan, I just adapt to what I see in front of me and let my natural talent and hard work take over.”

Eubank believes this will be the demise of the current champion.

“So you have flown all the way over here from Australia with no plan at all? You’re just going to get in there in and win it? You are in some serious trouble my friend,” Eubank said to Quinlan at a press conference.

The Englishman, who has a 24-1 professional record, does commend Quinlan for accepting the bout.

“I have respect for him for taking the fight. He could have stayed in Australia and took the easy road but he has chosen to come over here and take a difficult challenge,” Eubank said.

“That is where the respect starts and finishes. I will be searching and destroying. The ring is my kitchen and Renold is going to get cooked, steamed and fried.”

However, Quinlan believes Eubank “doesn’t have the right ingredients.”

The bout will be Quinlan’s 13th professional fight and he currently boasts an 11-1 record with his only loss coming by split decision against Australia’s Jake Carr in 2014.

Since the loss, Quinlan has won all three of his matches by knock out, including his victory over Geale to claim the vacant IBO super middleweight title.

Edited by Osea Bola

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