There has been a lot made of Chris Eubank Jr throughout his career, and for good reason too. Eubank Jr is the son of two-weight world champion Chris Eubank Sr, and has looked to be destined for greatness since making his professional debut.
Eubank Sr has often been in the corner of his son throughout his career, and would have likely played a huge role as Eubank Jr agreed to a deal with promoter Nisse Sauerland. But, what could be in store for the British champion this year after making the move?
Boxing News: Eubank Jr Targeting World Title
Eubank Jr has made no secret about what he is planning to do this year, as he revealed after signing the deal that a world title opportunity is his plan for the year. The 31-year-old took the opportunity to call out a number of the highest profile stars in the middleweight division after penning the deal, and an agreement could be made soon.
The Brit has been training in the United States with former champion Roy Jones Jr. In a statement released, he revealed that he was targeting Gennadiy Golovkin and Ryota Murata among other champions. Sauerland revealed that he was delighted to get Eubank Jr onboard with his promotion, as he claimed that he has been a huge fan of the British fighter since he appeared on one of their shows in 2012.
Boxing News: Eubank Jr’s Excellent Career So Far
Eubank Jr is already seen as the fourth best middleweight fighter on the planet by BoxRec, and there is a sense that he could move further up those rankings with a couple of huge wins this year. The Brit didn’t step foot in the ring at all last year, which meant that he was unable to kick on following an excellent year in 2019.
During that year, he beat James DeGale in an all-British affair at the O2 in London, before claiming the WBA interim middleweight title with a second round TKO victory over Matt Korobov in his American debut. That victory in New York means it is likely that Eubank Jr’s next fight will also likely take place in the United States. Eubank Jr has only been beaten on two occasions during his career so far, with the most recent loss coming against George Groves at the Manchester Arena in 2017.