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Oct
2019

EXCLUSIVE: Hassan N’Dam offer made to Chris Eubank Jr. for Groves v Smith undercard

Phil Jay 13/08/2018

Former world middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam has put himself forward to be the opponent for Chris Eubank Jr. on September 28 in Jeddah, WBN has been informed. 

Contact has been made on the part of N’Dam’s team, although acknowledgment of the proposal – or similarly a response – is yet to be forthcoming from Team Eubank.

WBN understands the offer was made two weeks ago and N’Dam is growing impatient as the deal includes a choice of weight for Eubank to consider at middleweight or super-middleweight.

N’Dam has made Eubank Jr. his number one target for a spot on the World Boxing Super Series finale reserve contest, although will turn his attention to World Boxing Council Silver champion Martin Murray on a separate show if necessary.

“I want to fight any top fighter and will come for a new world title soon,” two-time ruler N’Dam exclusively told World Boxing News.

“Chris Eubank Jr. will be a good fight for me as I know I am too experienced for him. I am a former world champion two times and I will beat him if he accepts my challenge.

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“If he doesn’t come back, then Martin Murray would be a great match-up as he is a tough fighter.

“I have been in with tough fighters and beat them before because I am also a better boxer. It would be a good fight and will put me in line for a world title.

“Also, if Murray beats me he can be in line for a world title as I am a former champion, so both fights make sense for now,” he added.

Eubank has been linked to several of the bigger names both at 160 and 168, although with a loss in his previous contest against George Groves, the Brighton man will potentially need a warm-up fight.

WBSS organizers still want a recognized name for the groundbreaking card – none-the-less, and N’Dam may well fit the bill for the understudy spot at the Ali Trophy match involving Groves and fellow-Brit Callum Smith.

More details are set to emerge in the next few days as just over five weeks remain until the showpiece event at the King Abdullah Sports Complex.

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

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