Harlem Eubank certainly is a chip off the old family block after recording one of the most sensational knockouts of the year.
The 24 year-old is the cousin of former IBO super-middleweight titleholder Chris Eubank Jr. and campaigning at welterweight.
Yet to score a single stoppage in four bouts, Eubank entered the KO stakes with a beauty at the world famous York Hall in London.
Recorded from two angles and posted by Harlem and Chris themselves, it’s as sweet a shot as you could wish for.
Stepping around to counter with an awesome left hook, Harlem completely obliterated Petar Alexandrov.
His opponent fell face first into the bottom rope. Alexandrov lay motionless as help was scrambled towards him.
Luckily, Harlem reported his victim was okay after the punch. Which came out of nowhere and ended the fight instantly.
Judging by the explosiveness on display, there’s plenty more to come from the Brighton man after he secured a fifth victory in thirteen months as a pro.
He’s not the only other Eubank on the block either. Chris Jr. has a brother in Nathanael Wilson campaigning at super-lightweight.
Whilst another sibling, Seb Eubank made his pro debut on the undercard of Chris Jr. versus George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series last February.
Thanks for all the support last night. Happy with my performance and glad my opponent is alright. Back out on the 8th December and looking forward to 2019 ???? pic.twitter.com/Q81j2qBfcB
— Harlem Eubank???? (@HarlemEubank) November 25, 2018
With both Harlem and Nathanael hovering around the 140 to 147 pound mark, it surely can’t be long before the Benn v Eubank rivalry continues.
Nigel, who shared two epic battles with Chris Sr. in the 1990’s, has recently been linked to a trilogy fight with both in their 50’s.
More likely though, Harlem or Nathanael could trade blows with Nigel’s son Conor in a clash that would herald a new era of the family war.
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) November 25, 2018
Judging by Harlem’s most recent effort, a contest with Benn could be a solid undercard battle for one of Eddie Hearn’s forthcoming Pay-Per-View events in 2019.
Maybe waiting until both are at title level would elevate interest even more as both families see their next generation make waves in their own right.
In the meantime, Harlem is due back in the ring early next year.