Chris Eubank Jr. and Arthur Abraham went head-to-head at a kick-off press conference on Wednesday announcing their July 15 clash in London.
The pair will trade blows at SSE Arena next month live on ITV Box Office, a fight that will see Eubank step up to the world stage for the first time at the super-middleweight limit.
Previous opponent Australian Renold Quinlan, although in possession of the IBO belt, was never on Eubank’s level and two-weight world champion Abraham is set to provide a much sterner test.
Talk of the winner facing James DeGale or George Groves in a unification encounter filled the room at the opening exchanges as Eubank and Abraham contest the IBO strap in the UK capital.
Chris Eubank Jr. v Arthur Abraham is live on ITV Box Office from the SSE Arena in London on July 15.