Bring on DeGale, Saunders, Golovkin! – Eubank Jnr

February 5, 2017

Chris Eubank Jnr shows off his IBO super middleweight belt

Chris Eubank Jr insists he has the ‘ticket’ in the IBO super middleweight title to secure super fights against James DeGale, Gennady Golovkin or Billy Joe Saunders.

The British fighter claimed the belt over Renold Quinlan in a one-sided affair that saw referee Howard Foster halt the contest in the 10th round after the Australian took a barrage of shots on the ropes.

Eubank Jr insists he can either remain at 168 pounds to fight IBF World champion DeGale or move back down to middleweight – where a rematch against WBO champion Saunders or match against pound-for-pound star ‘GGG’ awaits.

Eubank Jnr eventually sent his man packing in the 10th round   
The Australian proved a tough nut to crack 

“Now I am a world champion, I have my ticket to challenge the rest of the super middleweights,” claimed Eubank Jr.

“I’m coming for everybody, Degale – I want the rest of those teeth [after the Brit lost some of his teeth in his last fight against Badou Jack]. Of course I want Golovkin, Saunders…

“We have the platform [ITV Box Office], let’s get these fights going! I’m comfortable at both weights. I want everybody!”

Chris Eubank, Snr, watches his son from the sides      
Eubank Jnr made a slow start before pushing on 

Eubank Jr’s father, Chris Eubank Sr, the former WBO middleweight king, was delighted by his son’s dazzling, high octane display – so much so that he conceded he will celebrate with a drink and a cigar.

“I’m lost for words,” laughed Eubank Sr. “He hasn’t fought for eight months, so there was a little bit ring rust.

“But still, even when he got tired, he put the contest how we planned it in the gym, nice and light.

“I don’t drink alcohol or smoke cigars, but tonight I may make an exception.”


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