Although Chris Eubank Jr. won't be fighting in the World Boxing Super Series finals, he will still be a part of the undercard in Saudi Arabia.
Per an announcement from the tournament organizers, Eubank, a former IBO super middleweight champion, will fight JJ McDonagh on one of the top non-main event fights on the WBSS super middleweight finals card. The card will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The finals will be a WBA "Super," WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine 168-pound title fight between George Groves and Callum Smith. The fight concludes the first WBSS super middleweight tournament and second-ever tournament after the first season's cruiserweight tournament ended earlier this year.
Eubank, the son of legendary British fighter and two-division champion Chris Eubank Sr., will be fighting for the first time since losing to Groves in the WBSS semifinals back in February. Although Groves advanced to the finals, his status was uncertain after sustaining injuries suffered in that fight against Eubank. Eubank was then named the reserve fighter in case either Groves or Smith is unable to participate in the finals, but it appears that the original championship fight will go on without problems.
McDonagh will be fighting his toughest opponent to date. The 32-year-old McDonagh sports a 16-4 record as a pro and has won the WBA International light heavyweight title and has held the Irish National super middleweight title on two occasions.