Eubank Jr leaves Matchroom following Hearn purse bid loss
World middleweight title contender Chris Eubank Jr is now a promotional free agent, according to his father Chris Sr.
The 26 year-old, who recently defeated Irishman Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan impressively on the Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte pay-per-view bill in London, is now actively looking for his third promoter in a year.
Eubank left Hennessy Sports at the turn of 2015 to link up with Eddie Hearn at Matchroom Boxing on Sky Sports but walked away two fights into his three-fight deal with the Essex-based company. Father Chris Eubank Sr explained via social media that the move was due to the fact that Hearn failed to secure the rights to stage a British title challenge against Nick Blackwell at this week’s British Boxing Board of Control purse bid.
Team Eubank are released from the Matchroom contract because Eddie lost the purse bid 4 the British Title fight against Blackwell 2 Hennessy
— Christopher Eubank (@ChrisEubank) December 18, 2015
Mick Hennessy released a statement outlining his hope that Eubank would accept the fight under his banner – although it’s still unclear whether the former interim WBA champion will be following through with the contest.
A move Stateside with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions could now be on the cards for the talented Eubank Jr as the number one WBA contender has seemingly burned all his bridges within the UK.
At present, Eubank Jr. is mandatory to face WBA ‘regular’ belt holder Danny Jacobs at some point in 2016, which means a deal with Haymon would make even more sense as the Brighton man plots his next move.