Berlin report suggests Eubank Jr. v Abraham for IBO belt in July

Phil Jay 02/06/2017

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Reports close to Arthur Abraham have stated the German former world champion will challenge Chris Eubank Jr. for the IBO title next month.

BZ Berlin’s Jorge Lubrich has quoted Abraham, without specifically naming Eubank, regarding a possible trip to London in the United Kingdom on July 15 or 22.

“I’m really looking forward to this fight and am ready to get the title to Germany,” said the 37 year-old three-time title holder.

Trainer Ulli Wegner added: “We go to the preparation with extreme pressure,” as Lubrich revealed the pair had met with promoters Sauerland to discuss the fight.

Eubank Jr. won the IBO super-middleweight championship when defeating Renold Quinlan in February but has been largely out of the spotlight since.

Having moved up from 160 pounds, Eubank had stated a return to the lower limit was possible, although defending the green belt could now be on the horizon.

For Abraham, an upturn in form since losing his WBO version to the impressive Gilberto Ramirez has put the veteran back in the title picture and facing Eubank would represent a first contest on British shores for the highly-experienced contender.

More details are set to emerge in the coming days as there are only six to seven weeks until the rumored clash takes place.

WBN have reached out to both Eubank and Abraham’s people for comment on the situation.

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay