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Eubank Jr also wants to be simply the best

2017-01-29 06:16
Chris Eubank Jr. (Richard Heathcote, Getty Images)

London - Like father, like son. So goes the saying.

This will be the case when Chris Eubank Jr tries to emulate his more famous dad, Chris Eubank Sr, by winning a world title.

The 27-year-old Eubank Jr gets the biggest moment of his boxing career on Saturday night when he challenges Australia’s Renold Quinlan for the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) super-middleweight crown at Olympia, in Kensington, London.

During his fighting days, Eubank Sr, nicknamed Simply the Best because of his charismatic character in the ring in his heyday, held World Boxing Organisation middleweight and super-middleweight crowns with distinction.

The Briton, who was boisterous, was widely credited for his bravery in which he was able to take a considerable amount of punishment from powerful punchers on his way to winning or losing fights.

So Eubank Jr will be out to copy his father differently by dethroning Quinlan to lift the IBO belt.

Having seen the younger Eubank in action, he does all in the ring except showboating – a factor that made his dad stand out. And the youngster is looking to copy Simply the Best by winning a world championship belt – his first genuine one.

Eubank, who fights out of Brighton in Sussex has, so far, held smaller belts including the interim World Boxing Association title.

He will be looking to dethrone Quinlan who won the then vacant IBO crown by stopping Daniel Geale in the second round in Australia in October.

Eubank Jr has compiled a fight record of 23 wins and one defeat from 24 fights. Quinlan has won 11 times and lost once in 12 pro fights.

The fight is likely to be a cracker.

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