Exclusive: Eubank Sr. discusses Chris Jr. versus Jacobs, 168 move and world title
Chris Eubank Sr. has informed WBN that his son’s detour to face Nick Blackwell for the British middleweight title won’t have any bearing on world title plans for Chris Jr.
Junior is currently preparing to challenge Blackwell to claim the famous Lonsdale Belt that eluding Senior during his career, just months after winning a world title eliminator against Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan.
In a recent and exclusive interview with World Boxing News, Eubank Sr. was asked whether Junior’s position as the mandatory challenger to WBA champion Danny Jacobs was under threat, with the ex-two division ruler having this to say: “Boxing is a fluid, as well as spontaneous, exciting, unpredictable, sexy and peculiar way of life, you know, and the Danny Jacobs fight was always going to be later on this year anyway.
“It was never going to be around this time so we are concentrating on the British title. “
Eubank Jr. himself spoke to WBN about the Blackwell fight regarding his future at middleweight and even at the higher 168 limit, whilst Senior has full confidence that his son could rule in either division.
“Junior has the algorithm to be the best in both the middleweight and super-middleweight divisions. This is my view and my view is based on the depth of experience I’ve been able to garner from all the years I’ve been involved in the great game. But who knows (if it will definitely be Jacobs next or a move to 168)?
“As I said, boxing is very unpredictable and nothing in my life has ever gone according to plan, so you have to be ready to switch in order to keep moving forward when the opportunities or hurdles come your way.”
Quizzed further on whether he fully believed the world title was realistic for Junior this year, Eubank answered: “It is realistic. But as realistic it is, it’s also as unrealistic. As it can be so near, but yet so far.”