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Chris Eubank Jr. Enters Promotional Settlement with BOXXER, Goals For Canelo, Crawford Showdowns

Chris Eubank Jr. as soon as once more has promotional backing as he pursues the most important fights of his profession.

The second-generation boxer has entered what was described as a “career-defining partnership” with Ben Shalom’s BOXXER, each events introduced Tuesday. The transfer comes after Eubank declared free company after a earlier stint with Wasserman Boxing.

It additionally comes as his identify has superior close to the highest of the queue within the ongoing Canelo Alvarez sweepstakes.

“I’m very excited to have signed with BOXXER and Ben Shalom,” Eubank stated on Wednesday. “They match the path I need to go in. We’ve got massive plans over the following 12 to 24 months. There are massive fights within the pipeline and these guys could make it occur.

“This can be a partnership. I’ve the liberty and the leeway to work how I need to work, which could be very uncommon. I’m ready of energy. I’m ready to actually management the path that I need to go in so I’m excited.”

Eubank (33-3, 24 knockouts) has not fought since a tenth-round stoppage of Liam Smith final September in Manchester, England. The revenge-fueled outing noticed The Ring’s No. 5-rated middleweight get it again in blood after a fourth-round stoppage loss to Smith final January.

Each fights had been promoted by BOXXER.

The pair of bouts with Liverpool’s Smith (33-4-1, 20 KOs), No. 7 at 160, helped fill the void after a irritating 2022. Eubank was as a result of face Conor Benn, who was pulled from their Oct. 2022 present after he examined constructive for clomiphene.

Oddly, the one main identify beforehand linked to Eubank since these bout was Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (40-0-1, 31 KOs), his stablemate on the time. Each boxers educated with Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre because the false rumors had been floated.

Crawford is now again on Eubank’s focused checklist. That stated, he’s the frontrunner for a extra profitable bout versus Mexico’s Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs), the present undisputed tremendous middleweight champion.

“I’ve been within the sport for 12 years now and I’m nonetheless hungry,” insisted Eubank. “I’m nonetheless excited. I’m nonetheless in love with the game of boxing. There are 4 or 5 completely different names on the market which are mega fights that everyone needs to see. Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawford, Conor Benn, Billy Joe Saunders – and that’s simply off the highest of my head.

“There are numerous extra fights on the market that may be made, even domestically, so I’m in an thrilling place.”

His new group plans to do every part in its energy to get him there.

“Chris Eubank Jr is undoubtedly one of many greatest star points of interest in boxing,” said Shalom. “He brings pleasure and intrigue wherever he goes. BOXXER is his pure dwelling and I’m extremely excited to work with Chris to ensure we totally notice his enormous potential and fierce ambition.

“We’ve had the privilege of working with Chris on some huge battle nights within the UK and there shall be lots extra to come back within the UK and worldwide. He’s a bonafide pay-per-view star. The starvation and ambition is there. We are able to’t wait to see him again in motion and concerned in some huge fights.”

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John Anderson
John Anderson
John Anderson is a seasoned sports journalist with over 15 years of experience covering the NFL, NBA, and MLB. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, John has worked with ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. His insightful analysis and in-depth reporting have earned him multiple awards in sports journalism.


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