Chris Eubank Jr. had been one of the bigger names in the middleweight division, but now he is preparing to move up in weight and become a champion at super middleweight.
Eubank spoke with iFL TV and said he is excited about the opportunity to challenge for the IBO super middleweight title next year.
“It’s a great opportunity," Eubank said. "It’s a huge opportunity to fight for my first world title on such a huge TV station. I couldn’t ask for anything more. The opportunity is in front of me, yes, it’s at super middleweight, obviously my previous fights have been at middleweight but I can mix it in both weight divisions. And that is the goal, it’s not to now stay at super middleweight, the goal is to win this world title and then gun for anybody at the middleweight and super middleweight division who has a world title. We’re gonna get the ball rolling in early 2017 and then start taking over both of the divisions after that.”
Eubank is a former British and interim WBA middleweight champion. He has a career record of 24-1 with his lone loss being handed to him by current middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders in 2014.
The 27-year-old former champion is challenging Renold Quinlan for his IBO title on February 4 in London, England.