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Chris Eubank Jr. plans to fluctuate at 160-168 with IBO title win

Quinlan v Eubank Jr 04/02/2017

Mark Robinson

Chris Eubank Jr. will not be classing himself as a super-middleweight should the Brighton man be victorious against Renold Quinlan in London tonight.

The 27 year-old challenges for the IBO title at 168 pounds on his debut at the weight and says a move back down to middleweight can easily happen, dependent on the offers that come his way.

“I’ve stepped up to super-middleweight because there’s an opportunity to fight for the world title,” Eubank told ESPN.

“I was never going to pass that up even if it’s not at a weight I’ve fought at. Will I stay at super-middleweight for the rest of my career? I’m not going to say that, there’s a lot of great fights for me to make at middleweight.

“The plan is to beat Quinlan and then go after everyone who has a title at middleweight and super-middleweight. I’m not going to restrict myself to one division.

“That’s the reason why we took this fight, once I’m IBO champion all these fights can be easily made. I will have a route to challenge for the other world titles. People say I don’t deserve these guys but this title is my ticket to the big time.”

Eubank Jr. has long been linked to facing Gennady Golovkin at the lower limit, although could also consider an all-UK contest with James DeGale or Callum Smith later in 2017 once he fully adapts to the division.