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Chris Eubank Jr: Briton signs with promotor Boxxer and targets “mega fights”

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Britain’s former world champion Chris Eubank Jr has signed a deal with promotional company Boxxer.

Eubank Jr, who beat compatriot Liam Smith in his last fight, says he is now targeting “mega fights” with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Terence Crawford.

In September, 2023, the 34-year-old outclassed Smith in their second middleweight meeting to avenge his defeat in their first bout.

The Brighton fighter, who is now based in Las Vegas in the United States, is a two-time winner of the IBO super middleweight and WBA interim middleweight world titles.

“I’m very excited to have signed with Boxxer and [promoter] Ben Shalom,” said Eubank Jr. “They fit the direction I want to go in. We have big plans over the next 12 to 24 months.

“There are big fights in the pipeline and these guys can make it happen. This is a partnership. I have the freedom and the leeway to work how I want to work, which is very rare.

“I’m in a position of power. I’m in a position to really control the direction that I want to go in so I’m excited.”

Eubank Jr has been heavily linked with a bout against Mexico’s WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF super-middleweight title holder Alvarez, and says it is a meeting “the fans want to see”.

He added: “It’s a fight I think I could win. The fans want to see Canelo in with guys who are going to press him, who are not going to back down, who are not going to shy away and crumble under the pressure. The fight fans know that’s the type of fighter I am.”

Shalom added: “We’ve had the privilege of working with Chris on some massive fight nights in the UK and there will be plenty more to come in the UK and worldwide. He is a bonafide pay-per-view star.

“The hunger and ambition is there. We can’t wait to see him back in action and involved in some massive fights.”

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