ITV has announced that it will broadcast Chris Eubank Junior challenge to IBO Super middleweight titlist Renold Quinlan on a new PPV platform, ITV Box Office early in 2017.
The bout will be promoted by Poxon Sports in association with Unity Motion.
“We are the Next Generation and my team and I will now show fight fans the highest standard and quality of world championship boxing entertainment,” said Eubank Junior via an ITV announcement.
“I feel blessed to have this opportunity to work with ITV after they first showcased my father 26 years ago. And I intend to deliver more of what my father did: speed, power, accuracy, showmanship and the will to fight and beat the best of the best. Maybe even with a little bit more swagger!”
“I’m not scared of anyone, I’ll take on the best when ever and where ever,” added Quinlan I don’t want to just be Australia’s greatest boxer; I want to be the world’s best. I’ll travel across the world to fight anyone who puts their hand up to fight me. I’ve been waiting my whole life to prove I’ve got what it takes, this is my time and Eubank Jnr is going to know this.”
Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: “Live coverage of this world title fight featuring one of Britain’s most exciting young boxers is an event we hope will appeal to sports fans across the country. Many people will recall watching Chris Eubank Jnr’s father in action in some of his most memorable fights on ITV, so it feels fitting for the Eubank name to feature in the first broadcast on our new channel.”
Promoter Richard Poxon of Poxon Sports, said: “It’s an exciting time for British boxing. We have many world champions, fantastic prospects and sold out arenas. As a boxing fan, I was lucky to grow up in a golden age for the sport in Britain, which was shaped by its coverage on ITV. Big shows featuring British box office names such as Eubank, Benn and Hamed were regular events and left me with vivid memories. So now to have the opportunity to stage this event with the support of ITV is fantastic.”
The station will reveal full details in course, but have confirmed that the fight will be supported by an undercard that will be carried by sister channel ITV 4.