Chris Eubank Jr is convinced he will succeed in his dream of wining the world middleweight championship within the next 12 months.
The 26-year-old from Brighton who boasts a record of (21-1-KO16) became mandatory challenger to Daniel Jacobs’ WBA middleweight title after defeating domestic rival Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan by 7th round stoppage at the O2 Arena in London at the weekend.
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Eubank Jr now wants a showdown with the American within the next year and says he is confident he will be the next British fighter to taste world glory.
Eubank Jr has been quoted as saying “There are a few options. He’s the champion and he is from Brooklyn, so flying over to America is an option. Being a Brit, I always love to fight in England, so if we can get the fight over here that would be great,”
“There’s a lot of politics, but the fight will happen within the next year or six months. That is my dream, to become a world middleweight champion and Jacobs is the man they are going to put in front of me and he’s not going to get in my way.”
The victory was Eubank Jr’s second under new trainer Adam Booth and promoter Eddie Hearn demonstrating his superior power and speed against O’Sullivan and his easy work of Tony Jeter.
Having confidently bounced back from his first career defeat to Billy Joe Saunders at the back end of last year, Eubank Jr feels he is now ready to step up and take on anyone in the middleweight division.
Eubank went onto say “Speed kills. It doesn’t matter how much power you have, people spoke about how powerful this guy was leading up to the fight. If you’re throwing these big power shots, but I am throwing three or four shots before you can get your one off there’s no way you can beat me,” he added.
“When you have someone like me who is able to take a shot, I pride myself on the fact that I can withstand a lot of punishment. So even if I do get caught, you are not going to take me down.
“Each fight I am improving and I am getting bigger and better each time I step up into the ring.”