Chris Eubank Jr Profile
|Born||Sep 18, 1989|
|Birthplace||Brighton and Hove, England|
|Division||Middleweight Limit: 160 Pounds|
|Professional Record||29-2 (22)|
Easy on the eye, Jr. is looking to follow in the footsteps of his father by becoming world champion in 2021 under the tutelage of boxing great Roy Jones Jr.
Chris Eubank Jr. is an English boxer who challenged for the WBA super middleweight world title in 2018.
A second-generation fighter, Eubank has been guided for the majority of his career by father Chris Eubank and Ronnie Davies until 2020, when he confirmed Roy Jones Jr. as his first full-time trainer.
Eubank's first fight of significant interest ended in a split-decision defeat to Billy Joe Saunders for the British, Commonwealth and European titles in 2015.
However, following a return to winning ways, Eubank went on a five-fight winning streak at middleweight and in the process won the British title before moving up to 168-pounds.
Victories over Renold Quinlan and former world champion Arthur Abraham earned Eubank a spot in the 2018 World Boxing Super Series edition with George Groves and Callum Smith. Eubank would taste defeat in the semifinals to Groves.
Eubank is the current WBA interim title and is mandatory challenger for the full WBA title.
Who will Chris Eubank fight next?
In 2021, Eubank announced he had signed for Sauerland Promotions having previously been promoted by Al Haymon's PBC [Premier Boxing Champions].
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Eubank's last fight was in 2019 against seasoned American Matvey Korobov in December 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Eubank, who fluctuates from middleweight to super middleweight, also defeated retired two-time IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale in 2019 via unanimous decision.
Eubank has revealed he is open to fighting at either weight. At the start of 2021, Eubank was linked to a shock showdown with former welterweight champion Kell Brook.
The latter continued their ongoing war-of-words on social media before implying he was open to negotiations of a fight.
According to Kalle Sauerland, a warm-up fight could see Eubank take on current WBA middleweight titlist Ryota Murata before turning his attention to a super-fight later in 2021.
The greatest hits: Yildirim, Abraham and O'Sullivan
After 18 successive wins as a pro, Eubank and Saunders put both of their unbeaten records on the line in 2014.
Not only was the bout for the British, Commonwealth and European titles, it was also an eliminator for the WBO middleweight world title.
Experience would determine the outcome with Saunders controlling the first six rounds before Eubank rallied back in the second half of the contest.
Despite producing and landing more punches from round seven, Saunders won via split-decision [115-114, 115-113 and 113-116].
Eubank would bounce back from the first defeat of his career with victories over Dmitry Chudinov, Nick Blackwell and Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan.
Eubank move up to 168-pounds in 2017 with an agreement in place for him to fight in the World Boxing Super Series as long as he could beat ex-world champion Arthur Abraham.
The Briton outclassed an over-the-hill Abraham to confirm his spot for the Muhammad Ali trophy. Seeded as No.3, Eubank chose Avni Yildirim as his opponent in the quarterfinal phase of the knockout competition.
Fighting outside of the UK for the second time in his career - the other being against Tadas Jonkus in Denmark from 2012 - Eubank defeated Yildirim in Stuttgart, Germany, with a sickening body shot in the third round to retain his IBO super middleweight strap.
Up next for Eubank in the semifinals was Groves for the WBA super middleweight crown at the Manchester Arena in 2018.
Having captured the imagination of the British public due to their bad blood at several press conferences in the build-up, Eubank's efforts would be tamed by Groves who out-jabbed and out-maneuvered him throughout the fight.
The final round was the most dramatic though, with Groves only able to use one arm after dislocating his left shoulder. Despite a late onslaught by Eubank, Groves heard the final bell to earn a unanimous decision victory.
Since losing to Groves, Eubank has stopped JJ McDonagh inside three rounds and outpointed DeGale with two knockdowns in the process.
He also won on his American debut against Korobov although it ended in three rounds after his opponent sustained a shoulder injury.
Eubank is the son to former two-division world champion Chris Eubank Sr. He is celebrated amongst the boxing fraternity and is regarded as one of the greatest, most enigmatic fighters to have been produced from the UK.
Eubank - also known as English - cemented his legacy in the 1980s and 1990s with his epic rivalries with Nigel Benn, Michael Watson and Steve Collins.
Sr. has used his legacy to help promote his son's profile as a professional. Eubank Jr. featured on reality TV show At Home with the Eubanks in 2003 which featured on Channel 5 in the UK.
One episode saw Eubank Jr. plead with his father to train him as a fighter alongside Lennox Lewis.
Jr. began his career as an amateur in 2007 and after six successive wins, he became Amateur Golden Gloves Champion for the state of Nevada at 165-pounds.
He also became Amateur Golden Gloves champion at the Western States of the United States.
Eubank left the amateur circuit with a record of 24-2.
Chris Eubank Jr's net worth
Eubank Jr's purse against DeGale was believed to have been around £2million, according to the Daily Mail.
The boxer also picked up a purse of £1.5million in his semifinal defeat to Groves in the World Boxing Super Series. His net worth according to Go Richest is £500,000.
Eubank admitted he invests his money wisely after witnessing his father go bankrupt. "Of course he had money troubles and 100 percent it shaped me.
"You have to learn from other people's mistakes, especially people close to you. I saw how it affected him and the things he had to do and what he had to put up with at that stage of his life.
"That was absolutely the last thing I wanted to happen to me in my career. It's all about being responsible.
"You can enjoy your life, you work hard, you've got to have your fun, but all in moderation - don't go crazy. But my dad did go crazy at certain times in his life with money and with his spending.
"He had a great life - he still has a great life - but you've got to be smart with the money."
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