Chris Eubank Jr (19-1-KO14) who is preparing for his Sky Sports debut this coming Saturday when he tops the bill and takes on America’s Tony Jeter (20-4-1-KO14) with the show still going ahead after Kell Brook’s absense, ‘English’ is looking ahead and says when facing Golovkin (34-0-KO31), his son would still emerge victorious.

But as for Saturday night Eubank Jr faces the task of Tony ‘Mo Better’ Jeter who hails from the east coast of the United States. He was born and still lives in Columbia, Maryland, which is frequently ranked as one of the best places to live in the USA and back in 2013 was listed as the second richest county in the country.

Jeter does have the ability to cause problems for Eubank. The American has knocked out 14 of his 20 victims, which shows he does have punching power. He also hasn’t lost a fight since 2011, and that was to a highly ranked Nielsen (27-1-0). Eubank will have to be focused to avoid any potential upset, with a December showdown against Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan awaiting him.

Hower, ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has branded Chris Eubank Jr ‘arrogant’ ahead of their clash at The O2 on December 12.

Like Eubank Jr, O’Sullivan (22-1-KO15) suffered his only career defeat at the hands of Billy Joe Saunders but the Irishman is keen to shatter what he feels is Eubank Jr’s hype when the pair meet on the undercard of Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte.

O’Sullivan, who has been wrestling alligators as part of his training, he has been quoted as saying “I think he’s an arrogant guy and he’s living off his father’s name. I don’t think he’s as good as his father and he’s got a big high profile.

“If he didn’t have the name Chris Eubank, he wouldn’t be where he is – no chance. If he was called Pat Murphy, he’d be nowhere near where he is now.

“I find his claims quite funny. Come December 13, all his ambitions will be finished, down the drain. After I knock him out, there’ll be no realistic chance he’ll get Gennady Golovkin any time soon.

If he faced Golovkin any time soon, he’d suffer the same fate as he would against me – he’ll get knocked out. I think if he stepped in the ring with either one of us, he 100 per cent gets knocked out for sure.”

However, In the eyes of his father, Chris Eubank Jr would beat middleweight star Gennady Golovkin now, according to Chris ‘English’ Eubank. (see more below on why Eubank believes his son can beat Golovkin)

Eubank Jr branded O’Sullivan ‘shameful’ and ‘pathetic’ after original negotiations to make the fight earlier this year collapsed, words the Irishman says he will regret come fight night.

“I find it very funny. He’s trying to belittle me, play me down and say he doesn’t know much about me. It’s obvious he knows about me – we both fought Billy Joe Saunders and I was on Sky Sports’ top knockouts of the year and I’ll be it on there this year when I knock him out.

“I’ve fought in the UK a few times before. The first time was at The O2 and I won by knockout. I’ve had a lot of messages from UK fans who are rooting for me. I think the fans are definitely on my side.

“I’m looking forward to getting in there on December 12 and destroying Mr Eubank. I’ve been wrestling alligators. It’s good core work. It’s a tough part of my training. If I can handle an alligator, I can handle Chris Eubank Jr if I catch him on the mouth.

“I’ve got the contract. I’m out here in Florida doing a bit of training, sparring Jermain Taylor and I signed the contract and sent it back. He’s former undisputed champion of the world and he’s a quality boxer. Chris Eubank Jr is no Jermain Taylor.

“I hope he doesn’t get any injuries or cuts this weekend so we can get it on in December. I’m coming for you Chris and I’m going to knock you out.”

O’Sullivan’s last four bouts have taken place in America, where he stopped all four inside three rounds.

From the Eubank side of things it seems that “GGG” is not the only huge target for Eubank Jr as the man fron Brigton has openly suggested the possibility of stepping up a division for his world title shot and admits he is hoping to face James DeGale next year.

IBF world super-middleweight champion “Chunky” who is set to face Bute out in Canada next month did not react well to the recent rumours floating about that he had come off second best in a sparring session with Eubank Jr – and the Brighton man is certainly keen to impress with the prospect of resolving their differences in the ring.

Eubank Jr has been quoted as saying: “That’s a massive fight and a massive opportunity for me to show the fans what I’m made of. I’m a middleweight and I plan to achieve world championship status at that division.

“I want to unify the division but, if there’s an opportunity to step up to fight some of these top-named fighters and that’s what the public want and it’s viable for me to do so, I will definitely step up to the challenge.

“Boxing is boxing and you don’t know what can happen. You can get opportunities at any time and you have to make the decision there and then. I walk around at 12st but don’t struggle making the middleweight limit, so I can fluctuate between the two.”

Its seems like 2016 could potentially be a massive year for Eubank Jr should he live up to his words and fight all the big names, boxing fans would be in for a treat should the GGG & DeGale fights happen, but as for now its up to Chris Jr to handle matters in hand and focus on the likes of Jetter & O’Sullivan.

Roll on Saturday !

Jr can beat Golovkin says dad

In the eyes of his father, Chris Eubank Jr would beat middleweight star Gennady Golovkin now, according Chris ‘English’ Eubank. ‘English’ is looking ahead and says when facing Golovkin (34-0-KO31), his son would still emerge victorious.

The former world middleweight champion has been quoted as saying : “Christopher has the beating of him. It’s a tough fight but Junior beats him in my view. It’s going to be a fabulous chase for us because we are chasing.

“I’m not as cagey or cautious as Junior. I’ve been there and done this. Back in 1990 I fought Nigel Benn and I don’t know any critic who said I should have taken that fight. It’s the same thing with Golovkin – he beats him now.

“We’re working with Matchroom and Sky Sports. All of these possibilities can be realised. Having this platform gives us the conduit to reach those contests. We’re very confident. It’s a fantastic time to show what we are.”

Eubank Jr went onto say : “He’s got weaknesses that I feel I can exploit, so the goal is to work towards that fight. It’s a huge fight down the line.

“He’s easy to hit and he’s slow. Those are the weakness I see and I think I can exploit in my opinion. I don’t think he’s had a defining fight. I don’t think he’s fought anyone who’s really been there to try and win.

“I’m not going to say anybody can beat me. The question is who the public want to see me fight. People have mentioned George Groves and Martin Murray – these are fights the public want to see.

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my fans so if that’s what they want and we can get, that’s what we’re going to do.”

It seems that “GGG” is not the only target for Eubank Jr as the man fron Brigton has openly suggested the possibility of stepping up a division for his world title shot and admits he is hoping to face James DeGale next year.

IBF world super-middleweight champion “Chunky” who is set to face Bute out in Canada next month did not react well to the recent rumours floating about that he had come off second best in a sparring session with Eubank Jr – and the Brighton man is certainly keen to impress with the prospect of resolving their differences in the ring.

Eubank Jr added: “That’s a massive fight and a massive opportunity for me to show the fans what I’m made of. I’m a middleweight and I plan to achieve world championship status at that division.

“I want to unify the division but, if there’s an opportunity to step up to fight some of these top-named fighters and that’s what the public want and it’s viable for me to do so, I will definitely step up to the challenge.

“Boxing is boxing and you don’t know what can happen. You can get opportunities at any time and you have to make the decision there and then. I walk around at 12st but don’t struggle making the middleweight limit, so I can fluctuate between the two.”

More on Chris Eubank’s Sky Debut

Chris Eubank Jr. wants to put in an explosive performance on his Sky Sports debut on Saturday night – and has warned opponent Tony Jeter that he’s going to be in for a tough night at the Sheffield Arena.

Eubank defends his WBA Interim Middleweight title against the American in the Steel City this weekend, a first fight for the Brighton man since landing the belt against Dmitry Chudinov in February.

The 26 year old dazzled against the Russian, stopping him in the final round to land the title – and demonstrating he’d adjusted to the championship distance following his slender loss to Billy Joe Saunders three months earlier.

Further adjustments are happening behind the scenes with Adam Booth joining Eubank’s training set up alongside Ronnie Davies – and although Eubank says that the full impact of Booth won’t be felt until his fights down the line, he intends to put Jeter to the sword on Saturday.

“I’ve been out of the ring for eight months so there’s a lot of frustration to come out and unfortunately for Tony Jeter – he’s going to feel the full force of that,” said Eubank.

“If it was up to me I would fight every month. The more I am in the ring, the more focused I am, the more energy I can feel coursing through my body. I love being continuously active and I think we are going to be looking to fight every three months at least.

“Adam has come in and gelled perfectly with the rest of the team, so the early signs are looking good. It’s not going to be overnight that the new things we work on are seen, but I am sure that fight by fight the improvements will be visible. Adam is an extremely experienced trainer at the elite level, we’ve got history together as I have trained in his gym in Purley, so we tested out working together and it worked well so we’re going for it.

“I learnt a lot from losing to Saunders and against Chudinov, you saw me put into practice what I have learnt from that, and from now we can only hope to get the rematch on in the next year – I want it and so do the public.”

Eubank Jr’s Sky Sports debut is part of a big night of action in Sheffield as Gavin McDonnell defends his European Bantamweight strap against former World title challenger Jeremy Parodi, Leigh Wood faces Josh Wale in an eliminator for the British Featherweight title, there’s the hotly anticipated clash between Sheffield’s Atif Shafiq and Derby’s Jamie Robinson and a host of young local talent is also in action.

  • paul22

    if you look at all the recent fights o sullivan had over in USA they all been beat 14 and so on, he was scared to throw 1 punch when he fighted saunders, i no there will be a massive upset on december 12th when chris eubank jr beats spike, i no he will not come on twitter for a long time.