Chris Eubank Jr makes £10k charity donation after winning bet on Billy Joe Saunders to lose to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Chris Eubank Jr has donated the £10,000 he won from Billy Joe Saunders defeat to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to charity.

Nxt Gen had pledged to donate his winnings to charity and after Saunders had to retire on his stool before coming out for the eighth round, Eubank Jr has stayed true to his promise.

Eubank Jr celebrated his old foe’s defeat as it won him £10,000
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The 31-year-old has chosen to donate to Rockinghorse, a charity for sick children.

“I was delighted to be able to donate £10,000 to Rockinghorse as for me, it’s extremely important to support charities close to home,” said Eubank Jr.

“Rockinghorse do an amazing job and completely relies on donations to provide life-saving equipment and support for sick babies, children and young people throughout Sussex. This donation is the start of a long-term commitment from me to support Rockinghorse.”

Eubank Jr revelled in Saunders’ loss to Canelo and has since suggested that he is the man to finally succeed where seven other Brits have failed.

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Despite his gloating, Eubank Jr’s donation is an amazing gesture and one Rockinghorse are very grateful for.

Janella Merritt, Head of Fundraising for Rockinghorse, said: “We are so thankful to Chris for making such a generous donation to Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.

“Being able to fund all this equipment will make such a difference to the experience of hundreds of sick children being treated at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton.

“A hospital stay can be a worrying time for children and their families but thanks to this amazing donation their visits will be made so much more comfortable.”

Eubank Jr last boxed at the beginning of this month when he defeated Marcus Maddison but the bad blood with Saunders goes back to his 2014 defeat at the hands of the former WBO super middleweight champion.

Eubank Jr won in good style
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Saunders will be taking some time off as he recovers from the three broken bones in his face from the Canelo defeat and thus, a domestic showdown with Eubank Jr isn’t happening anytime soon.

Alvarez wants IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant next so he can unify the division, so Eubank Jr will have to keep himself busy before he gets that fight.

Saunders beat Eubank Jr back in 2014