'I believe I can be world champion' - Chris Eubank Jr

'I believe I can be world champion' - Chris Eubank Jr

Chris Eubank Jr will have his third professional fight at Belfast s Odyssey Arena on the supporting bill to Tyson Fury s battle with Martin Rogan for the vacant Irish heavyweight title on April 14 and says he is keen to show fans he has what it takes to go right to the top, just like his father who boxed many times in Ireland.
The unbeaten middleweight knows that comparisons will be made by the Irish supporters who witnessed his father box Ray Close at the King s Hall as well Steve Collins twice in Cork for the WBO super-middleweight title but the 22-year-old insists that doesn t worry him.
Eubank Jnr has already drawn great interest from boxing fans with many believing he is one of the hottest prospects in British boxing and now he has the chance to shine on the Hennessy Sports bill Unfinished Business on April 14.
It s great to be boxing in Belfast because everybody knows that they are real hardcore boxing fans and they know a good fighter when they see one, commented Eubank Jnr. I feel that I am improving with every fight and I want to show the Irish fans just how good I am and how good I can go on to be. I m not the finished article but I am working very hard in the gym and one day I believe I can be world champion.
I think the Irish fans respected my father because of the world title fights he had with Steve Collins and Ray Close and my dad has often talked to me about those fights. Now it s my turn and some people already see some comparisons between me and my dad, how I box and the way he used to. He liked to put on a show and so do I.
Eubank Jnr, trained by his dad s former coach Ronnie Davies, has already featured live on Channel 5 and will once again enjoy the terrestrial TV exposure as he seeks to continue building his reputation and learning his trade.
I enjoy having a lot of attention, it inspires me to box well. The Odyssey Arena is meant to be a great arena and the main event is a great fight so I m really pumped up for this fight.

4/7/2012

 
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