Chris Eubank Jr (24-1, 19 KOs) will have the litmus test of Arthur Abrahams (46-5, 30 KOs) for his next outing, both parties today confirming a contest for July 15th at Wembley Arena.
Making the first defence of his IBO Super Middleweight title, Eubank Jr will face former two-weight world champion Arthur Abraham in a significant step up in class since his defeat to Billy Joe Saunders in 2014.
Eubank took the title in impressive fashion in his last contest, stopping the brave but outgunned Renold Quinlan in February, since then there have been calls for him to step up his opposition, earmarking Abraham as an answer to his critics.
King Arthur looking to Rule Again
Suggestions of retirement were thought to be a good possibility when Armenian Born German Arthur Abraham lost to Mexican Gilberto Ramirez last year, but all thoughts of him hanging up his gloves were pushed aside, much like two of the opponent since, beating Tim Robin Lihaug and Robin Krasniqi in his last fight in April.
Fighting primarily in Germany ‘King Arthur’ doesn’t have the best track record when fighting away from his adopted country, winning only twice (Miranda 2006, Elcock 2007) in six of his travels.
Eubank Jr will be looking to make that 2 in 7 in a do or die contest which could set up a more lucrative contest later in the year.