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Ten comeback opponents for Chris Eubank Jr.

WBN 19/02/2018

Whichever way Chris Eubank Jr. decides to go with his career, there’s sure to be no shortage of willing opponents for the former IBO champion to consider.

Yet to make an announcement on whether he’ll stay at 168 or move back down to 160, Eubank is already in the gym despite still healing from his brutal fight with George Groves.

Below, WBN looks at five considerations for Eubank in each weight division as the 28 year-old heads back to the drawing board.

Middleweight

Hassan N’Dam – The come forward Frenchman is a former world title holder and would make for an exciting fight should Eubank go down that route. 

Willie Monroe Jr. – The American has always been a fringe world level contender and is a steady foe in order for Eubank to stay in the mix for a potential title shot at 160 in the next twelve months.

Tommy Langford – Current British champion Langford fought on the undercard to Eubank’s defeat and was once the mandatory challenger to Junior when he was in possession of the Lonsdale Belt. Eubank decided not to pursue the fight and vacated the strap a short time later.

The unfinished business aspect makes it a sellable encounter, with the only problem being Eubank would need to register a low-key victory beforehand to challenge for the UK title.

Gabe Rosado – Another opponent who could make Eubank look good having been beaten by some of the bigger names at the middleweight limit.

Conrad Cummings – The Irishman is looking for a big name scalp on his way up the divisional ladder and seems a good test for Eubank upon his return.

Super-middleweight

Fedor Chudinov – A man Groves took out in the mid-rounds, the Russian could be a solid option for Eubank to test himself against.

Hadillah Mohoumadi – Taken out by Callum Smith in one session, the current European title holder could be considered if Eubank Jr. plans on fighting outside the UK next time around.

Rocky Fielding – On the verge of making the step-up to world title level, Fielding would give Eubank another UK grudge match option in a bid for redemption.

Zach Parker – Undefeated and reserve for the semi-final, a meeting in the reserve match for the final would be an easy one to make.

Jamie Cox – Similar to Ryder, Cox is not a big super-middleweight and would give extra time for Eubank to fully grow into 168.

Despite calling out Caleb Truax in the aftermath of his reverse, Eubank should steer clear of the top names in either division for the remainder of 2018. 

Eubank needs a new trainer and to sort out his obvious team and tactical issues before rebuilding and aiming for the bigger stars once form returns to the fore.

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